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NORTHUMBRIA SPORT HEADS STATE SIDE

Posted by Oscar Maung Haley

NORTHUMBRIA SPORT HEADS STATE SIDE

Northumbria Sport are delighted to announce that Frazer Soloman and Mathieu Othwaite have been chosen to take part in a strength and conditioning internship at California State University, home of the Northridge Matadors.

The internship, which is provided through a partnership Northumbria has with Sheffield Hallam, gives the two Northumbria S&C students an opportunity to work in an elite NCAA Division 1 university programme this coming summer at the California college.

Last year, now Northumbria graduate Alex Webb had the opportunity to go state side with the S&C internship and was keen to stress how much of an impact it had upon his professional growth.

“Over the summer I was lucky enough to go over to California and work at a Division 1 college based in Los Angeles [Cal State]”, said Webb.

“The experiences I gained and people I met will stay with me forever and I learned so much about myself as both a practitioner but even more so as a person.

“This internship is a great opportunity to network and make connections with influential people within the industry.

“Working within a D1 college means student athletes tend to be from all over the world.

“So, it’s a great opportunity to meet new people and share your coaching experiences with similar people with different coaching philosophies.

“I was fortunate enough to meet Bob Alejo, a coach with 30+ years in the industry.

“Due to connections I had made at Northridge I had also arranged opportunities to go visit the S&C departments at UCLA, Pepperdine University and LA Galaxy too.

“What I can say is this opportunity is a once in a lifetime experience in which you’ll never forget.

“You’ll make friends for life and you never know what opportunities may arise from it.”

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