Exploring the well-being of professional academy footballers: Ups, downs, problems and solutions

Speaker: Dr Jimmy O’Gorman, Edge Hill University
Date: Wednesday 11 May 2022
Time: 1 – 2pm
Venue: Online event (a secure link will be distributed following registration)

Schedule

TimeSession
12:55Session opens online for joining
13:00Welcome
Dr Melanie Lang, Assistant Director of the Centre for Child Protection and Safeguarding in Sport and ISR Fellow
13:05Exploring the well-being of professional academy footballers: Ups, downs, problems and solutions
Dr Jimmy O’Gorman, Edge Hill University
13:45Q&A
14:00Close

Speaker:

Dr Jimmy O’Gorman
Exploring the well-being of professional academy footballers: Ups, downs, problems and solutions

Speaker biography:

Jimmy is a Senior Lecturer in Sports Development, Management and Coaching in the Department of Sport and Physical Activity at Edge Hill and a member of the Centre for Child Protection and Safeguarding in Sport (CPSS). Jimmy’s work focuses on the welfare and well-being of sports workers, coach education, and the development, implementation, and enactment of sport policy and programmes, ranging from community/grassroots to participation and performance contexts.

His research and consultancy has informed the development of policy and practice of community and professional sport organisations, including The Football Association’s Charter Standard Programme for grassroots football clubs, The Football Association’s coach education provision, The Football Association’s Respect campaign and, The International Cricket Council of Europe’s participation strategy. He is also a practicing professional academy football coach and holds the UEFA B license, the FA Youth Award, Futsal and talent identification qualifications.

Jimmy’s latest book, ‘Referees, Match Officials and Abuse: Research and Implications for Policy’, was published by Routledge in 2021. Learn more about Jimmy’s research here.