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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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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!

Discover coaching

New to coaching? Sports Coach UK has created a fun, self-paced, online short course you can dip into at a time to suit you.

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Where do I start?

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

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Connected Coaches

You can’t get away with coach talk 24/7 with family and friends, but you can come to ConnectedCoaches to discuss whatever’s on your mind – a challenging parent, a player who turns up late, how to engage those who seem disinterested etc – whenever you like.

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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?


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.

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County Sports Partnerships (CSPs) in the North of England are embarking on an awareness campaign to encourage more women into coaching. Currently only 30% of the coaching workforce are women and the percentage of women coaches receiving a qualification each year is 17%. The #PassOnYourPassion campaign involves a total of 13 CSPs and aims to raise the profile of women coaches, as well as inspiring more female participants into coaching. GreaterSport – the CSP for Greater Manchester – originally piloted #PassOnYourPassion in 2016. They identified 40 women coaches passionate about coaching and sent each of them an athletics relay baton. The coaches were then asked to pass on their baton to a fe…

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