2017 Speakers

A distinct and essential feature of STC is that we draw all of our guest speakers from the many highly successful Sport, Health and Exercise Science Alumni working in the field.

By inviting former students to address and inspire our current cohort, STC makes a direct link between the skills and confident communication developed through our degree programmes, and the achievement of desired careers.

For STC2017 we are very proud to welcome a special guest:

Keynote – Tommy Coyle

Professional Boxer

Tommy CoyleFresh from his recent 27th professional contest and third round knockout victory over Rakeem Noble at the Hull Ice Arena, we are extremely proud to introduce local boxer, Tommy ‘Boom boom’ Coyle as our keynote speaker to deliver the Closing Address at STC2017. View Tommy’s full bio.

Opening address – Ryan Wade

Medical Sales Representative, Ashfield Healthcare

Ryan WadeRyan graduated from the University of Hull with a First Class BSc (Hons) in Sport, Health & Exercise Science in 2016. During his third year at University, Ryan acted as an intern for the first team at Scunthorpe United FC, providing strength and conditioning support. In his final year he was also vice-president of the University ice hockey team and recipient of the Netta Graham award for student excellence. View Ryan’s full bio.

Sam Bowring

Academy Strength and Conditioning Coach, Hull City AFC

Photo of Sam BowringSam is a professional Rugby League player for Newcastle Thunder. He graduated from the University of Hull in July 2014 with a First Class Honours BSc Degree in Sports Coaching and Performance. During his studies, Sam gained International Student Honours representing England in the Student World Cup Final in 2013. He also undertook a work placement at Hull FC as the first team Performance Analyst throughout the 2013 season where they reached the Challenge Cup Final. View Sam’s full bio.

Blair Henry

Senior Account Manager, Softcat

Blair HenryBlair graduated from the University of Hull in 2014 with a BSc (Hons) degree in Sport Rehabilitation. During his time at University of Hull, Blair undertook placements in both a professional sporting environment, with Hull FC and Scunthorpe United, and also in a clinical setting with BodyFixed Clinic. Blair’s Dissertation focussed on the relationship between strength and range of movement of the shoulder joint in rugby union players. View Blair’s full bio.

Abbigail Brady

Owner, The Injury Clinic Ltd

Abbigail graduated from the University of Hull in 2015 with a BSc (Hons) Degree in Sport Rehabilitation. As a Graduate Sports Rehabilitator and a member of the British Association of Sports Rehabilitators and Trainers, Abbigail was keen to strike out on her own and so set-up her own business, The Injury Clinic in Anlaby, Hull. View Abbigail’s full bio.

Sophie Benstead

PGCE Primary Education Student

Sophie graduated from the University of Hull in 2016 with a first class BSc (Hons) degree in Sports Coaching and Performance. Sophie’s final year Dissertation was entitled: Strategies used by PE teachers to better engage adolescent boys. She is currently working with her former supervisor to prepare this study as a paper for publication. View Sophie’s full bio.

Jordan Whitlam

PGCE Secondary Education Student

Jordan graduated from The University of Hull in 2016 with a BSc (Hons) degree in Sport and Exercise Science. During his time at the university he completed a number of voluntary experiences with both Hull FC and a special needs School in order expand his awareness of the variety of learner demands and face different classroom challenges. View Jordan’s full bio.


Previous STC Invited Speakers

2016 Speakers | 2015 Speakers | 2014 Speakers