BASES Accreditation Partnership Scheme: new partner – Leicester City FC

20th May 2020

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BASES is delighted to announce that Leicester City Football Club have now become an approved partner of our Accreditation Partnership Scheme. They Join the English Institute of Sport as an approved partner organisation.

This scheme enables key employers and deployers in the sport and exercise science sector to help raise standards of practice, support sport and exercise scientists to develop in their careers and support employers to safeguard their employees and clients. Successfully approved organisations employing sport and/or exercise science staff can support their employees to apply for BASES Accreditation via a ‘streamlined’ direct application route.  The streamlined accreditation route involves the development and submission of a condensed accreditation application portfolio containing a supervisor report written by an Accredited BASES member or BASES Fellow of that partner organisation.

Commenting on the successful application, Kevin Paxton, Head of Academy Sports Science at Leicester City FC said: “At LCFC Academy we feel it is vital to be providing the best possible standards of Sport Science and Strength & Conditioning support within an integrated programme of delivery with the other areas of elite performance support. Over the last few years, we have endeavoured to develop strong professional development links with organisations such as the Premier League, UKSCA and external partnership universities such as Derby, Loughborough, Nottingham Trent, Cardiff Met, Hartpury and Leeds Becket for example. By ensuring we have robust scientific principles and processes underpinning our elite performance support to our developing athletes of all ages, we are confident that this maximises the potential of all on our player and coach development pathways. By aligning to BASES professional standards in football science and growth and maturation aspects to become a partnership organisation, we believe we are creating a clearly defined practitioner development pathway along with other sources of professional development and standards to drive and sustain the provision of support within football to a world class level.”

Organisations wishing to become a partner in this scheme are required to fulfil the requirements outlined in the partnership agreement document, which can be found here and to complete an application form to provide evidence of meeting the requirements.

For further information please contact Suzanne Watson, Professional Development and Partnership Manager, email: swaton@bases.org.uk

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