Sports Educator of the Year

The Sports Educator of the Year award is presented to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to school and higher education sport, through teaching, coaching, organising or administration.


Ruth Simpson- Principal Lecturer Equine, for the University of Lincoln based at the Riseholme Campus.

Ruth is programme leader for the Foundation Degree in Equine Management and Training and the BSc in Equine Science is module leader for several modules within the BSc in Equine Sports Science. Within the programmes and in an extra-curricular role she supports helps and instructs students in horse and stable management, helps them to develop their riding skills and to develop their own self-confidence and self-belief. Ruth works tirelessly with in the college working within Equine division she helps clubs and individual riders to reach their true potential, she is often to be found at the college long after others have gone home and is there most weekends. Her enthusiasm is infectious and this means that she always gets people to help and support her projects throughout the college and in the various clubs formed. Also instrumental in the running of Countryside Activity Days at Riseholme.

Also nominated…

Helen Foot

Information coming soon.

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