School of Business and Economics


28 Aug 2015

Nottingham Panthers learn about team dynamics at the SBE

Photo of sporting legend George Chuter Sporting legend George Chuter


Elite professional ice hockey team, the Nottingham Panthers paid a visit to Loughborough University this week, as part of their pre-season training camp. The main reason for the visit was a team bonding and learning experience ahead of their first home game of the season against the Braehead Clan taking place this Sunday (August 30th) and the first league game on Saturday, September 5th at home to Dundee.

As part of the day, the School of Business and Economics hosted two ‘MasterClass’ sessions in order to support their pre-season development work. The first session was conducted by leading personal development academic Dr Cheryl Travers, who helped the Panthers to gain a better understanding of personality types and how they affect team dynamics.  

The second session was held by England and Leicester Tigers legend and Loughborough Rugby Coach George Chuter, who spoke about his experiences of performing at an elite level.

The Panthers then were given a tour of the University’s Powerbase Gym where the team learned about the LU’s high-performance strength and conditioning facilities, rounding off their trip with a meal at the University’s Nutrition Lounge.

The School of Business and Economics has an ongoing relationship with the Nottingham Panthers which this year includes three Panthers’ players enrolling on the Loughborough MBA course in October: Defenders Geoff Waugh and Jeff Dimmen, and Forward Brad Moran.

We look forward to welcoming our new MBA students to campus and wish the team good luck this season!

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