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Degree for Wolves staff member
3:00pm Monday 15th October 2012 in News
A MEMBER of Warrington Wolves backroom staff has graduated from Leeds Metropolitan University with a degree in sports performance.
Karl Fitzpatrick, a former Ireland international, has worked at The Halliwell Jones Stadium since 2012 and works on helping the players plan for life after rugby league.
He said having the qualification has added to the experience he already has.
He added:: “The degree was quite unique as it allowed us to choose modules that interested and suited the individual.
“Originally I looked into the strength and conditioning route but when my career at Warrington unfolded it was more the managerial and admin aspect of sport, therefore I looked into contemporary issues and economics within sport."
He said he wishes the work he now does had been available when he played in Super League.
He added: “We cover a broad range of topics from organising the players coaching badges to helping players suffering from anxiety and being nervous about their future away from the game, and how I can help find them a career path through the right educational or vocational course at colleges or universities."
Tony Smith, head coach, added: "By completing this degree he will have gained more knowledge of the game which he can feed into his role here at the Wolves and we look forward to seeing the fruits of his hard work.”