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Sports Lecturer Wins Olympic Inspired Award

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Senior Lecturer Sports Coaching Science David Mycock won the Olympic Inspired award at the recent Herefordshire & Worcestershire Sports Partnership Awards.

David, who coached the Great Britain blind football team at the London 2012 Paralympic Games, said he was shocked to pick up the award, recognising those who had made strides in inspiring the next generation of Olympians and Paralympians.

“I’m really delighted and shocked to have won this award,” he said. “There are lots of people in the two counties doing some excellent work to encourage people to get involved in sport. It means a lot that people think what I do is inspiring and making a difference.”

David is Head Coach of Worcester Blind Football Club and also gives his free time to coach youngsters at New College Worcester twice a week. He has been responsible for scouting and coaching eight members of the England and Great Britain blind football squad in recent years.