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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Want the latest information? Reach out, let us have your email and a couple of details and we'll do the rest. If you're from an organisation that supports female coaches don't forget to sign up as a partner!

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Make 2016 the year you get involved in Coaching

Are your health and fitness goals a constant challenge? Why not get involved in coaching and hit two birds with one stone! Find out how…

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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 . . .

Reach: Supporting Women in Coaching

Reach: Supporting Women in Coaching

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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…

Me Time Leaders

Me Time Leaders is a project delivered by team BEDS&LUTON in partnership with our Reach Campaign and funded by Sport England to help BAME (Black,…

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WPBSA Reach into Coaching

The World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA) is pleased to announce that it has now signed up to support the Reach campaign within…

Greater Sport
Greater Sport

A new pilot programme taking place in Greater Manchester, is not only aiming to get local female communities active, but to encourage and upskill the…

Bisi Imafidon

I mainly coach Running but I do hold qualifications in other disciplines such as triathlon, disability sports, boxing, handball, cricket, volleyball,…

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Aileen Webster

I am 46 year old sports coach/fitness trainer/personal trainer. I have always loved sport and exercise, competing nationally and regionally in gymnast…

Did you miss #funfactFriday??

No you didn’t!!! Every Friday we upload an incomplete infographic to our Facebook  page that contains a fact about coaching which has been provided by our boffins in the research team. We then put the fact into an infographic and remove a figure or two for you to take a guess at! All you need to do is pop a guess in the comments box below the image as to what you think the value is and share it with other organisations and fellow coaches! The completed infographic is uploaded to the Facebook page on Monday at 1pm so that you can see if you were correct! Get involved HERE!!

Invitation to Tender: Evaluating the Impact of the Reach Campaign

sports coach UK is inviting tenders to evaluate the early stages of the Reach campaign. This include…

Women and girls of County Durham, your County Sports Partnership want to hear from you!

County Durham Sport is currently gathering as much information about the sport and physical activity…

Reach – women and girls coaching conference
Date: 21/09/2016
Time: 17:00
Venue: East Durham College
Region: North East