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Goalkeeping solutions for England’s World Cup penalty shoot-outs

Goalkeeping solutions for England’s World Cup penalty shoot-outs

With England’s first World Cup game tonight, and with it the prospect of a knock-out game decided by penalties in the future, a Leeds academic has been looking into the ins and outs of penalty taking. England have never won a World Cup penalty shoot-out. So what can Gareth Southgate and his team do to better prepare for the seemingly inevitable?

Are our high expectations damaging England’s chances in the World Cup?

Are our high expectations damaging England’s chances in the World Cup?

With the World Cup starting tomorrow, research from Leeds Beckett University is suggesting that placing high expectations on players could be detrimental to their performance.

Leeds Beckett academic is key speaker at international Mini-Basketball Convention

Leeds Beckett academic is key speaker at international Mini-Basketball Convention

<p>Leeds Beckett Senior Research Fellow, Sergio Lara-Bercial, travelled to Matosinhos in Portugal to take part in the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) Mini-Basketball Convention &ndash; FIBA is the world governing body for basketball.&nbsp;</p>

Golden Robes 2018

Golden Robes 2018

<p>Colleagues who have gone the extra mile in the past year were honoured at this year&rsquo;s Golden Robes Awards on Thursday 31 May. The awards are collaboratively run by the university and Students' Union.</p>

Retired cricket players needed for health research project

Retired cricket players needed for health research project

With the England v Pakistan test match in Headingley fast approaching, researchers at Leeds Beckett University are launching a major nationwide study into the long-term health effects of playing cricket.

Leeds Beckett and Youth Hotels Association sign pledge

Leeds Beckett and Youth Hotels Association sign pledge

Leeds Beckett University and the Youth Hostels Association&rsquo;s (YHA) relationship has been formalised in the shape of a Memorandum of Understanding.

From ‘Interesting to Useful’; the application of Sport Science to real-world problems

From ‘Interesting to Useful’; the application of Sport Science to real-world problems

A leading academic, with worldwide links to the sport rugby, is to present his inaugural lecture next month.

Expert knee surgeon joins Leeds Beckett University

Expert knee surgeon joins Leeds Beckett University

An expert knee surgeon is joining Leeds Beckett University as a Visiting Professor.

Leeds Beckett academic invited to help shape the way government tackles childhood obesity

Leeds Beckett academic invited to help shape the way government tackles childhood obesity

A Leeds Beckett academic is helping to inform the national Childhood Obesity Plan being developed by the Government.

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