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International Day of People with Disabilities and the CSJ

Today is International Day of People with Disabilities and offers an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of people with disabilities around the world. This day also reminds society that much still needs to be done to address discrimination and exclusion.

Meghan Bentley

Nutritional guidance in high-performance sport

Research published today highlights the challenges that athletes face when adhering to nutritional guidance in high-performance sport.

 Dr Meghan Bentley
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Supporting Leeds Rhinos, on and off the pitch

 As Leeds Rhinos prepare for the Challenge Cup final, this year’s game holds extra significance for colleagues and students at the Carnegie School of Sport. 

Battleback Centre

Battle Back is Back!

The Battle Back Centre has re-opened.

Sophie Robinson filming for Adidas

Graduate partners with Adidas to launch new shoe

A Leeds Beckett graduate has swapped the rugby pitch for the small screen as part of an advertising campaign for sportswear giant Adidas filmed at the Carnegie School of Sport.

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Survey exploring coaches’ clean sport behaviours launched to aid the development of an International Framework for Coach Anti-Doping Education

Dr Laurie Patterson, Senior Lecturer in the Carnegie School of Sport at Leeds Beckett University, is leading a team of researchers in the development of an international framework for coach anti-doping education.


Trading Places: Competing on and off the pitch

Alan Smith cut a lone figure on 2nd May 2004, the Rothwell born Leeds United player had just played his part in a 4-1 defeat to Bolton Wanderers. A loss which confirmed relegation from the English Premier League and ushered the final push in dismantling one of the finest home-grown teams of the early noughties. The expensive and extravagant behaviour eventually unravelled, and Leeds United plummeted further than Louis Winthorpe III. They would not be back at the top table for over a decade.

Dr Alexander Bond
Leeds Beckett Logo Dr Paul Widdop
Dr Williams and Dr Kay

RFU Injured Players Foundation Research Grant Award

Dr Toni Williams and Dr Chris Kay have been awarded a research grant from the RFU Injured Players Foundation (IPF) to develop a 5-10 year research plan.

Becoming a better self-coach

Lockdown was just the nudge many people needed to activate positive new daily routines. Working from home created the ‘extra’ time we used to claim was missing and holding us back to create new behaviours.


Survival of the Fittest: Altering the Rugby League Sport Product

Amid a global pandemic, 2020 is a special year for Rugby League in the UK – celebrating 125 years since the rebellious breakaway of the Northern Rugby Football Union in 1895.