Why BA (Hons) Sports Coaching Practice graduate Samuel Hough chose UCLan

Sports Coaching graduate, Samuel Hough, chose to study at the University of Central Lancashire because of the diversity of the course and the opportunities on offer to enhance his experience as a coach.

At the end of his final year, Samuel got his first professional break in China through connections on his course. He began working for China ClubFootball in coaching and hasn’t looked back since. Samuel progressed within the organisation and is now CBD Regional Development Officer and Football Coach. In his role, Samuel is lead and head coach of the club’s Central Business Districts 10 league teams who train and play competitive matches each week. He is also responsible for implementing the ClubFootball’s player development model to help players progress during their time there.

Whilst in China, Samuel has continued to learn and develop himself by completing an FA Level Two award and two Open University courses. He is proud to have been given the opportunity to coach football in China and progress on and off the pitch, gaining valuable coaching hours.

Looking back on his UCLan experience, Samuel will always cherish his graduation day, he said: “Seeing all my fellow course mates graduating with fantastic degrees and also seeing my lecturers who helped and supported me throughout my three years.”

He added:

"UCLan was the best three years of my life."