is a national campaign run by sports coach UK and supported by many sports organisations around the UK. This campaign is focusing on inspiring more women to get into coaching. We also want to make sure that once you are coaching, you are fully supported by the people you coach for, so you stay coaching and stay motivated.

Within our local communities there are women who are natural influencers – we all know the kind of person – they are the ones who will phone up to invite us out, or send a group text around to see if anyone wants tickets for the upcoming Take That tour. I know you have someone in mind right now. That someone might even be you!

Coaching is about helping people of all ages and abilities to get active, stay active and get better while being active. To do this you need a great set of interpersonal skills to which will bring out the best in everyone taking part in your session. Of course, you want to learn more about how to coach and how you can develop yourself. Reach can help with that. Have a look at the information below and learn how you can get started, who you need to contact, and what you need to know. Also you can hear from women all around the UK who have done just that.

Navigate down the page to find a host of information that will help you either get started in the coaching family or continue along the path within our community. It’s great to have you onboard!

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Where can I access funding as a coach?

Do you want to learn more about what funding is available to you to help you develop as a coach?

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What is coaching?

Coaches help people of different ages and abilities to develop and improve within sport and activity. To learn more about coaching read on……

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Is coaching for me?

Sports organisations around the UK are working very hard to get more women into sport and coaching. Women and girls need role models to show them that they can be more active – this is where you come in!

Where do I start?

So you want to try coaching? That’s great. What do you need to do next?

More Women Better Coaching
So many women already coach others in their daily lives - in work, at home or with friends and they simply don't realise what a small step it would be to become a sports coach.

Coaching not only brings benefits to athletes and players but it also brings great satisfaction to coaches, who realise their own potential by helping others realise theirs.


Have a look through stories from female coaches . . .

Project 500: The Dream Job – Debbie Laycock’s Story

Reach: Supporting Women in Coaching

Denise Holland
Denise Holland

It was back in January 2013, when I left my post as National Coach for Scotland Netball, that my life really transformed!  As long as I can remember,…

Tracey Sample
Tracey Sample

I have been coaching for 30 years over various sports. I mostly coach triathlon: Swimming, cycling and running in their individual sports and for tria…

Gemma Grainger
Gemma Grainger

Gemma Grainger, the only female FA L4 qualified coach in the North East shows her support & is the first coach to register on Tees Valley Coach…

Oxfordshire Sport and Physical Activity in Partnership with Oxfordshire Cricket Board Female Coaching Initiative

Following a meeting between the England Cricket Board (ECB) and scUK South East Network Manager back in May 2013, it was agreed that ECB fully endorse…

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Cara Johnson

“I found my passion when I was just six years old for football (where I am from soccer). I remember pulling on my oversized Chelsea shirt and running…

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Project 500 – Making a Run for it!

A successful programme of support being offered through Oxfordshire Sports Partnership (OSP), England Athletics and Project 500 is underway to aim to…

This Girl Can workshop, University of East London

To celebrate the 2016 Women in Sport Week earlier this month, Shelley Alexander from the BBC contacted Sport England to bring together a group of people to discuss the current state of play for women in coaching. Sports Coach UK was contacted to share the learning from Reach.

Reach is One!

Today marks the beginning of a week-long celebration for Reach’s Birthday it also coincides with Wom…

Day 5 – Women in the Lead

Over a six month period between October 2015 and March 2016, sports coach UK supported seven project…

Eighth Wonder Programme – creating football’s future female leaders
Date: 28/10/2016
Time: 10:00
Venue: Kent County Football Association
Region: South East