I am Professor in the Westminster Law School at the University of Westminster, and formerly an adjunct Professor at the Department of Sociology and Political Science at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim, Norway.
I hold degrees from the University of Leeds (BA Philosophy), University of Leicester (LLM), and Manchester Metropolitan University (PhD). In addition I was awarded a Diploma in Law (CNAA, Polytechnic of Central London, was called to the Bar in 1993 (Middle Temple) and am a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. I am Co-Director of the Centre for Law, Society and Popular Culture, editor of the Entertainment and Sports Law Journal and of the Routledge Book series Studies in Law, Society and Popular Culture
We would love to receive suitable submissions to our journal Entertainment and Sports Law, please speak to myself or Steve Greenfield if interested
Legal Problems for Youth Sport – is better coach education the solution?
This paper draws upon series of workshops and seminars held with educator- coaches and other parties involved with Youth Sport in South Africa. It explores the extent to which those concerned with the delivery of youth sport feel they have a lack of understanding of how to deal with a range of ‘legal’ issues such as potential personal injury litigation, parental behaviours and safeguarding. It outlines the findings of interviews and questionnaires and discusses whether the key to promoting greater educator-coach confidence lies in continuing education. It discusses how such education might be instigated and the barriers that exist.