Ian Foster Q&A 09/07/2021

KC Students Quiz Ian Foster

Back in April, KC Sports students were given the opportunity to join a Virtual Q&A With Ian Foster as part of the journalism segment of their vocational sports qualification.

Speaking to Ian is a great reminder that you don’t have to be an athlete to get into the world of sport. The UK Sports Industry is worth over £23.8 billion and holds more than 1 million jobs. You could be on the team that brings it home in the future!

The Q&A

Ian is England men’s U19 Head Coach and successfully led his former team to win the world cup which took place in India. Ian has also worked alongside Phil Neville (former Manchester United player) where he assisted coaching the Lionesses.
Ian Foster took part in a live Teams Q&A last Wednesday with sports learner’s who are currently studying journalism.
Learner’s asked an array of great questions which included best tactical coaching techniques and how Ian’s personal influences led him to become a professional player and coach. Ian also shared some great career highlights such as playing against footballing legend Paul ‘Gazza’ Gascoigne and how a slight slip on the pitch led him to cause Gazza a minor injury! Ian also declared former Liverpool player John Barnes as one of his all time footballing hero’s and how it was a dream to work alongside him .
Learners also discussed the impact of pressure on elite athletes and the importance of looking after mental health.
It was a great opportunity for learners to emulate a real life press conference along with improving confidence and communication skills.
If you want some more info about KC’s Sports qualifications and to sign up for September 2021; take a look at our course content HERE

Career Inspo:

  • Event organisers
  • Sports therapists
  • Broadacsters
  • Coaches
  • Journalists
  • Markerters
  • Nutritionists
  • Business managers
  • Medics
  • Managers
  • Promoters
  • Agents
  • Photographers
  • Referee
  • PE Teacher
  • Security
  • Personal Trainer

Our New Partnership

If you do want to become an athlete, particularly in the world of football, we have just announced our new partnership with Kidderminster Harriers Academy; you can now apply for our Football Education and Coaching Programme; starting this September!
For more information and to book a trial, head over to our KHFC page