"Lord, I don't ask that I should win, but please, please don't let me finish behind Akabusi."
Vatican Conference 2015Stuart was invited to attend the International Study Seminar, "Coaches: Educating people" organized by the Vatican Church and Sport Section. There were presentations from church leaders, academics and sportspeople as well as an opportunity to hear how the Roman Catholic church was engaging with sport.
The delegates as seen from the front - can you spot "Wally"?
Stuart and Professor Andy Parker in the back row.
So he really was there!
John White from Baylor made a short presentation
Inter Milan and Colombian footballer, Ivan Cordoba, was another speaker.
Antonio Manicone, assistant coach of Switzerland gave his perspective on coaching.
Pat Kelly was a delegate at the seminar
Linda del Rio gave a shared her perspective as wife of an NFL coach.
Jaime Fillol who reached two tennis grand slam finals in the 1970s was also present.Full details of the seminar available here