Head coach – Luke Brown wins outstanding award

Advanced Sports Coaching at Leigh Judo Club

Leigh Judo Club’s head coach Luke Brown has been studying a Postgraduate Diploma and Masters Degree in Advanced Sports Coaching. Based at the world-renowned research centre for sport at Sheffield Hallam University. This is the study at the cutting edge of sports coaching to apply advanced sport coaching principles and techniques and further develop coaching practice. As the head coach at Leigh Judo Club, this directly benefits our club making sure our members receive the highest possible standard of coaching in the country as well as supporting our growing coaching team.

As well as founding the club and becoming a coach, Luke’s mission has always been to make a national and international contribution to the advancement of sport and physical activity. On Thursday 23rd of November 2017 Luke attended his graduation ceremony achieving his Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Sport Coaching in addition to his UKCC Level 4 coaching qualification.

Postgraduate Diploma Prize in Advanced Sport Coaching Practice

In addition to the graduation, Luke was requested to attend a special award ceremony.

The Academy of Sport and Physical Activity Postgraduate Diploma Prize in Advanced Sport Coaching Practice is awarded annually to the student who has made the most significant contribution to the course, in recognition of outstanding work during study at Sheffield Hallam University in the Academy of Sport and Physical Activity. Although no stranger to achievement after winning the Sheffield Hallam Innovation award in 2016, Luke was proud and honoured to have been selected by the faculty in recognition for his work and input over the last two years.












Luke said, “It was great honour and a wonderful event that I was very proud to attend. I’ve really enjoyed the course and feel I have grown as an individual as well as a coach along with our club. That is in large part to the lecturers and people on my course. The university as a whole have been extremely welcoming and open, it really has felt like home which when you consider it was a part time course says a lot about the university. From the lecturers, staff and even students union, its been a positive and rewarding experience at every step. I’m looking forward to getting back on the mat and sharing it with our coaching team and members.”

Luke is planning on continuing on hopefully successfully completing the course in 2018 and becoming a UKCC Level 5 Coach. One of only around 10 judo coaches in the country. We all know he is one in a million, now he’ll have the certificate and award to prove it.

Well done Luke from all of us at the club!