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A performance Psychology Seminar with one of Europe’s leading mental game coaches will take place at the University of St Andrews this weekend, designed to enhance ‘mental game’ and improve performance in both a sporting or professional context.

Jamie Edwards, who has worked with Premiership footballers, Ryder Cup golfers, Ashes winning cricket stars and international rugby players will be leading the sessions suitable for anyone that wishes to improve their performance, whether in sports or other aspects of professional life.

Fitness and Conditioning Manager Allan Gartshore said, “Jamie’s work has been praised by sports professionals from across the country and we’re lucky to be able to offer this opportunity to our clubs and community.”

The seminar will close a successful week of pre-season training at the University’s Athletic Union, which has seen this year’s ‘focus clubs’ improving their game. The golf, fencing, korfball, women’s rugby, ultimate frisbee, lacrosse, hockey and football teams tested their power and movement, positioning drills and game technique studies to prepare mentally and physically for the season ahead.

Ian Gaunt, Assistant Director of the Department of Sport and Exercise, has been pleased by the students’ enthusiastic reception: “They’ve taken to it well and showed a lot of potential for the coming year.”

The seminar will be held in Lecture Theatre B in the Purdie Building (Chemistry), North Haugh, St Andrews on the 19th and 20th September from 10am – 4pm and is open to anyone over the age of 14. For more information please contact Debby Sargent on 01334 462190 (dls4@st-andrews.ac.uk).

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