Shine: Elite Women Coach Event (Infographic)

An international women in coaching event took place in Kensington, London on the 23-24 February. Run by Reach – The infographics (below), created by Sports Coach UK’s Talent and Performance team, summarises the event’s key moments. Click on either graphic to access the highlights for yourself, alternatively you can read the full report.

Guest Blog: We are more together

About the blog: Wendy gives her view on Sport England’s #ThisGirlCan campaign, and gives some handy tips for other coaches and activators to use to get more women and girls active.

Four ways coaches can help more women get active

As a coach you may have been inspired by the #ThisGirlCan celebration of active women. Sports Coach UK wants to support the campaign by providing coaches with practical ideas to help women overcome the fear of judgement, which stops them from joining in.

Your turn to get more women coaching

One of the main routes into coaching is through participation. But with fewer women regularly participating in sport, there are fewer women transitioning into coaching, and therefore fewer role models for women and girls to see coaching (and physical activity) as an opportunity for them – the important thing to remember: coaches have a key role in getting more people playing sport, and playing mor…

A Coaching Philosophy: Mai pen rai – don’t worry, don’t stress, be happy

‘Mai pen rai’ is an expression from Thailand that some consider to be at the very heart of Thai society. The well-known phrase is used in a variety of contexts but most commonly to reassure the receiver that they shouldn’t worry; translating, albeit roughly, as, ‘don’t worry, don’t stress, be happy’. Charlotte Evans, a London-based mental health nurse and personal trainer, founded her enterprise,…

International Women’s Day – #BeBoldForChange

International Women’s Day (IWD), observed on 8 March, celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women world-wide. For well over a hundred years the day has also sought to address the gender inequalities patriarchal societies create; keeping the topic of gender equality at the forefront of people’s minds and calling on women, men and non-binary people to work together…

International Reach event celebrates women coaches

An international women in coaching event took place in Kensington, London on the 23-24 February. Run by Reach – Sports Coach UK’s national brand for supporting women in coaching – the ‘Shine: Elite Women Coach Event’ saw 40 elite level coaches from Britain, Sweden and Norway come together to share coaching experiences across cultures and engage in professional development.

Guest Blog: Women in Coaching: Empowering and mentoring

Rowing Ireland together with Sport Northern Ireland and Reach, held a weekend of women in coaching empowerment and development. The initiation of the event commenced last February when Rowing Ireland held a woman in rowing workshop in Co. Kildare. As a result of this event, the outputs suggested that women in the sport of rowing in Ireland needed more empowerment and mentoring in order to transiti…

Meet the amazing female run leaders from Dunstable Road Runners

As part of the women and coaching project: Reach into teamBEDS&LUTON, the County Sport Partnership (CSP) awarded Dunstable Road Runners (DRR) a bursary to help support two of their female runners become run leaders. The running club implemented a beginners running programme: couch to 5k, over a 10 week period to encourage more runners to join the running club and get involved. The impact was o…

What makes a good coach?

BBC 5Live’s Afternoon Edition – with Sarah Brett and Nihal Arthanayake – featured a two part programme, which focused on the current state of coaching in the UK. Speaking to Wendy Russell – Brighton and Hove Hockey Club coach – Sarah and Nihal asked her and some of the hockey players shes coaches, what makes a good coach? Watch their verdict. What do you think makes a good coach? After 1 with @the…