After an extensive three month tour of the North of England, #PassOnYourPassion has come to an end. The campaign, which involved 13 county sports partnerships (CSPs), set out to inspire more women and girls into coaching. Over 500 identified women coaches took part in the campaign, and through the symbolic act of passing a relay baton, welcomed over 500 women and girls to the world of coaching. Re…

Funding Boost to Help Bedford Women Get Active

Women in Bedford are to benefit from a new scheme aiming to boost their participation in sport and physical activity. Bedford Borough Council and team BEDS&LUTON have successfully secured nearly £10,000 funding to help inspire more women, especially those of black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) background, into coaching.

Shifting trends: Attracting and educating female coaches

A report from LEAP on female coach engagement and other shifting trends from the previous 12 months.

‘Miss Volleyball’ – “I’ve never done volleyball coaching to be recognised.”

A New Yorker by birth; but hailing from San Diego, Sarah Booth, has flourished in the world of coaching a little further from home in Leicester.

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Gender Equity in Sport: Answering your frequently asked questions

In her second blog for #WSW2017, UK Coaching’s Sarah Milner finds FAQs published in 2002 by the International Working Group for Women in Sport on gender equity, still relevant today as they were back then.

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Guest Blog: Ignite Your Coaching – Leadership Day

During 2016, British Cycling Coaching and Education piloted an approach to support women cycling coaches based around a mentoring programme, delivered in partnership with Women Ahead and with support from UK Coaching (formerly Sports Coach UK). Following a review of the first year, in which BC Coaching and Education was supported by Leanne Norman at Leeds Beckett University, a further cohort of wo…

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Blog: Help more women into coaching – it’s time to nudge!

Sarah Milner, Development Lead Officer: Inclusion for UK Coaching penned a blog for Women’s Sport Week, highlighting the opportunity for more coaches (men or women) to reach out to their female participants and get them into coaching – and how to approach it.

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Reach releases new video to promote women in coaching for Women’s Sport Week

Reach – a national brand of UK Coaching, which focuses on raising the profile of women in coaching – has unveiled a new video to promote women who coach during Women’s Sport Week, 19-25 June 2017. Titled: Supporting Women in Coaching, the video is set to inspire and encourage more women to think about getting into coaching.

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Northern CSPs collaborative campaign to encourage more women into coaching

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…

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Guest Blog: This Girl Can – the importance of being ‘normal’

Kristina Patterson gives her view on Sport England’s #ThisGirlCan campaign and how ‘normalising’ attitudes towards female participation in sport is key to increasing female participants. And how as a coach she can show her female participants that sport is for everyone, including them.

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