Charlie Haynes has achieved a First Class Honours in Sports Coaching Science BSc (Hons).
“Having fully committed to my three years at University, developing as a coach both in the classroom and on the court, it is a proud achievement to have my passion be rewarded with a First Class Honours,” said Charlie.
Charlie is now working at the John Madejski Academy and Reading Rockets as a full-time basketball coach. He hopes to continue to develop as a coach and positively impact as many players as possible.
The former Exeter College student said studying during the pandemic was challenging at times but his organisation prior to the lockdown helped, along with lecturer support.
“The greatest impact was the adaptation to independent study. Not being able to get away from my laptop – being in a lockdown – added to the psychological struggles of getting through such a long project,” he said. “The support from my module lecturers made the process less stressful and made the assessments more engaging.”
Charlie was drawn to study at the University of Worcester as it offered the opportunity to study his passion, whilst also gaining practical experience.
He said: “I feel extremely appreciative to have had such supportive and understanding lecturers and to have been given the practical opportunities that I have had over the past three years – coaching with Basketball Wales, the University Basketball programme and being involved in the Worcester Wolves setup. I also couldn’t be more thankful to my close family for the incredible amount of support, motivation and love they have given me.”