David Price packs a punch at Sports Science event
30 March 2012
The Face to Face with Sports Science event held at the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) was a great success, with local schools and members of the public getting an opportunity to see Sports Science in practice.
All attendees had the opportunity to engage in a range of activities and see the science behind advanced training methods, techniques and equipment used by the world's leading athletes and coaches, including those taking part in the London 2012 Olympic Games.
The visitors were also exposed to a series of interactive pods which enabled them to appreciate the physical and psychological assessments elite athletes use to help prepare and compete in major competitions.
Olympic bronze medallist and British heavyweight boxer David Price and Professor of Sport and Exercise Science, Greg Whyte, attended the school event to discuss the importance of Sports Science.
David commented: “It’s been a great experience, sharing my story with young people who are interested in Sports Science. I’m a great believer in science in sport and, as a sports person, I want to pass the message on to young people about how important it is, in terms of looking after your health and the benefits in can bring people.”
Teacher Neil Morgan, Head of PE at Wellington School, Timperley, Altrincham, said: “It’s a fantastic event and a great opportunity for the students. I thought that the talk by David Price and Professor Greg Whyte was really good and very inspiring for young people. It’s a great experience for them to learn how sport science has helped a professional boxer’s career.”
The Face to Face with Sports Science events at MOSI were the first in a series of free events. The next exhibition dates, open for general admission, are as follows:
23 June at the Liverpool World Museum
7 July at the Liverpool World Museum
20 October at the Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester
For further information about Face to Face with Sports Science visit www.ljmu.ac.uk/f2fss
Face to Face with Sports Science is possible thanks to the People Award from the Wellcome Trust and a Royal Society Partnership Grant.