Coaches Given the Power to Coach
Sports coaches in the West of England are being provided with the opportunity to apply for funding to deliver coaching schemes.
Coaches registered on www.coachwest.org.uk are being offered the chance to help get 14-25 year olds active and to be paid for it. The programme called Sportivate aims to get more people playing sport and then joining local sports clubs.
Sportivate will capture the excitement of sport and London 2012 to provide attractive and sustainable sporting opportunities for teenagers and young adults in the sport of their choice within their community. This opportunity allows coaches in the West of England to benefit from this exciting initiative as well.
Sports coaches can apply for funding to deliver creative and innovative courses and activities that will attract this specific age group to come along and have a go at their sport. The aim is to keep participants interested for six weeks with the hope that they will get hooked on the sport and then continue playing.
Richard Colman, Coaching Development Manager for Wesport stated that:
“Sports Coaches are pivotal to the success of the sport and of the sports club. With delivering the scheme in this way we are able to hand the ability to get people active direct to the coaches. We hope that coaches seize this opportunity to increase the number of participants within their clubs.”
To find out more coaches should register on the West of England Sport Trust’s coaching database at www.coachwest.org.uk.