On Wednesday, 5th April, South West College will host the inaugural "Fit for Success: A Sport and Education Conference," aimed at demonstrating the diverse career paths available in the sports industry, showcasing the range of courses on offer at SWC, and engaging with potential students, sports industry professionals, and clubs.

The event will feature a series of talks and interactive workshops led by leading sports experts, educators, and sport industry related organisations. These sessions will provide attendees with valuable insights into the latest trends, challenges, and opportunities in the sports industry. Participants will learn about the latest research and best practices in sports science, coaching, and nutrition, as well as the diverse career paths and progression opportunities available in the sports industry.

Fit for Success is an opportunity for prospective students and parents, sports industry experts, and clubs to connect with the South West College community and explore the range of courses on offer. The event will also provide an excellent platform for sports clubs and industry professionals to share their experiences and network with other professionals.

The industry exhibition, which is open to the public, will take place from 5:30pm -7:30pm and will see over 30 sport-related organisations in attendance, including leading sports equipment providers, sports clothing manufactures, data analytics, sport science and nutrition providers, including,

  • Performa SportData Analytics
  • MFC
  • Gymex
  • GymSpec
  • Klub Funder
  • Irish Football Association
  • Ulster GAA
  • Core NI
  • Uhlsport

The conference will conclude at the Strule Arts Centre at 8pm, and booking is essential via Eventbrite, with a panel discussion hosted by Thomas Niblock (Sports presenter and commentator for the BBC and the Award-winning GAA Social Podcast host) and will feature Former Ireland Rugby International Wille Anderson, current Tyrone GAA Footballer Conor Meyler, Ulster University Sport and Exercise Biomechanics Lecturer Dr. Carla McCabe, and Prof. Niall Moyna DCU - Professor of Clinical Exercise Physiology.

This ticket only panel discussion will provide insights into the future of sports science and education, potential careers in the industry, the role of technology in the sports industry, and the challenges and opportunities for sports professionals in the current landscape.

Speaking about the conference, Sports and Exercise Science Lecturer at South West College, Jane McGinty said, "We are delighted to host this event, and we believe that it will provide a fantastic opportunity for participants and prospective students to learn about the latest trends and best practices in the sports industry. Fit for Success is an excellent platform for us to showcase the range of courses available at South West College and engage with potential students, sports industry professionals, and clubs."

Conor Meyler, Tyrone’s All-Ireland winning Gaelic Footballer, said “I’m really excited to be involved in the panel discussion for upcoming Fit For Success event, with a number of great speakers on the night, it should give the audience an excellent insight into the current and future role sport and the sports industry plays in our life.’

The event will provide an excellent opportunity to learn from leading experts in the field, network with other professionals, and explore the range of courses available at South West College.

For more information and to book tickets for the Panel Discussion, please visit www.swc.ac.uk/fitforsuccess or contact the event organisers directly jane.mcginty@swc.ac.uk

Join us at the SWC 'Fit for Success' event