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!

The Reach team.

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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?


Have a look through stories from female coaches . . .

Reach: Supporting Women in Coaching

Reach: Supporting Women in Coaching

Lizzie Hodgskinson

Lizzie is a second year sports psychology student at Leeds Trinity University and has been actively coaching in the local community for five years. Li…

Penny Rother

Triathlon coach Penny Rother is a passionate advocate of coaching and a champion of women’s sport and fitness. Her own story serves as a glowing examp…

Sarah Bennett

Sarah Bennett is a PGA Head Teaching Professional at Three Rivers Golf and Country Club, near Purleigh in Essex. She has suffered hardships that would…

Danielle Parker & Rebecca Brown

“All female sessions are not new to hockey however female sessions are more social and more relaxed especially the Back to Hockey sessions which cater…

Project 500 Case Study

Aims To train and qualify 2 coaches to facilitate the delivery of Back to Netball in the City To work on a Hi 5 Pilot Project with 2 schools in the Ci…

Women & Girls Coaching Conference 2015

Rationale The latest sports participation figures indicate that more than 30% of female adults are not taking part in enough sporting activity to stay…

Catch up on the ‘The Lives and Careers of Women as Sports Coaches’ Carnegie Conversations event

In case you missed the recent Carnegie Conversations, ‘The Lives and Careers of Women as Coaches’ event, you can watch in on the Leeds Beckett YouTube. The panel included Shelley Alexander (BBC editor for women’s sport), Paula Dunn (Head GB Paralympic coach), Marieanne Spacey (assistant England football manager) and Salma Bi (first Muslim woman to play county cricket for Worcestershire and founder of the coaching organisation, Sporting Pathways). In addition to this, the edited version of the event was broadcast last night on BBC Radio Leeds as part of West Yorkshire Sport Daily and can be listed back here. The evening was a hugely enjoyable event with such a fantastic panel that offered the…

GUEST BLOG: First ME TIME Leaders lady completes Lifeguard Qualification in Luton

We are so proud of Nazia Qamar who is the first of the 16 ladies on our Me Time Leaders/Active Luton…

BLOG: Women in Coaching Panel Event

On April 28 I attended a panel discussion hosted by Leeds Beckett University at Headingley Carnegie…

Netball Activators/Leaders Course (Learn to Play Netball Course)
Date: 04/06/2016
Time: 10:00
Venue: Denbigh High School, Luton
Region: East
2016 UK Coaching Summit
Date: 07/06/2016
Time: 00:00
Venue: Hilton, Deansgate, Manchester
Region: North West