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#127: Richard Cheetham | The power of play

By Dale Sidebottom

Today's guest Richard Cheetham is a Senior Fellow in Sports Coaching at the University of Winchester where he has have worked since 2005. This followed three years spent teaching and coaching in New Zealand. After New Zealand, Richard was awarded an MBE in the New Year’s Honours list in recognition for his work in Community Education and Sport. Richards research focus centres on a more holistic approach to coaching with time spent since 2013 at Saracens RFC within the Academy programme, Fulham Football Club, and more recently with British Triathlon with their skills school initiative. Richard has also have developed a strong reputation for creative thinking and innovation within coach education and development. Alongside publications, he has also presented his applied research at the UK Coaching Summit, Project500 female coaching initiative, Nottinghamshire Talented Coaches Programme and the European Sports Development Network. Today Richard shares his passion for play and the power this can have on children adults and athletes. We could have spoken for hours as this is something I am incredibly passionate about as well. If you click on the show notes on our website at this link below everything we have spoken about Richard has kindly given away for free - https://energetic.education/podcast/ Richards email - Richard.Cheetham@winchester.ac.uk Twitter @twowheelprof

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