James Robinson, Manchester “Ped” to Princeton Athletic Trainer

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2173/250673
Title:
James Robinson, Manchester “Ped” to Princeton Athletic Trainer
Authors:
Oldfield, Samantha-Jayne; Day, Dave
Issue Date:
2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2173/250673
Additional Links:
http://www.sportinhistory.org/latest-news/conferences/39.html
Abstract:
The professional sport of pedestrianism declined towards the end of the nineteenth century due to the increased influence of the middle-class amateurs who imposed new rules and regulations as a means of controlling the working-class pastime. The Amateur Athletic Association (AAA), established in 1880, no longer welcomed professional pedestrian competitions, banning both the athletes and trainers of the sport in their new athletic constitution. The working-class patrons of pedestrianism found new entertainments but the athletes who were reliant on the professional activities for economic gain struggled to recover. However, due to the perceived transferrable nature of athletic training, some professionals obtained employment in soccer whilst others migrated to foreign countries where coaching was viewed more pragmatically. Many made the transatlantic journey to American where private organisations, athletic clubs and college teams secured the services of successful English trainers who became responsible for the conditioning and wellbeing of a diverse range of athletic performers. This paper will de-construct the biography of James Robinson, considering the structures that shaped his sporting career from working-class pedestrian to influential athletic trainer, providing insight into the changing nature of the athletic environment during the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries.
Type:
Presentation; Meetings and Proceedings
Language:
en
Description:
Paper presented to British Society of Sports History, Annual Conference, Friday 7 – Saturday 8 September 2012 at the University of Glasgow, Glasgow.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorOldfield, Samantha-Jayneen_GB
dc.contributor.authorDay, Daveen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-31T14:38:32Z-
dc.date.available2012-10-31T14:38:32Z-
dc.date.issued2012-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2173/250673-
dc.descriptionPaper presented to British Society of Sports History, Annual Conference, Friday 7 – Saturday 8 September 2012 at the University of Glasgow, Glasgow.en_GB
dc.description.abstractThe professional sport of pedestrianism declined towards the end of the nineteenth century due to the increased influence of the middle-class amateurs who imposed new rules and regulations as a means of controlling the working-class pastime. The Amateur Athletic Association (AAA), established in 1880, no longer welcomed professional pedestrian competitions, banning both the athletes and trainers of the sport in their new athletic constitution. The working-class patrons of pedestrianism found new entertainments but the athletes who were reliant on the professional activities for economic gain struggled to recover. However, due to the perceived transferrable nature of athletic training, some professionals obtained employment in soccer whilst others migrated to foreign countries where coaching was viewed more pragmatically. Many made the transatlantic journey to American where private organisations, athletic clubs and college teams secured the services of successful English trainers who became responsible for the conditioning and wellbeing of a diverse range of athletic performers. This paper will de-construct the biography of James Robinson, considering the structures that shaped his sporting career from working-class pedestrian to influential athletic trainer, providing insight into the changing nature of the athletic environment during the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.sportinhistory.org/latest-news/conferences/39.htmlen_GB
dc.titleJames Robinson, Manchester “Ped” to Princeton Athletic Traineren
dc.typePresentationen
dc.typeMeetings and Proceedingsen
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