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Sports Partnership Herefordshire and Worcestershire reveals NEW female coaching bursary

Posted: Thu, 06 Apr 2017 16:16

Sports Partnership Herefordshire and Worcestershire reveals NEW female coaching bursary

Female coaches from across the two counties gathered at Tuesday's 'Reach' workshop. Run by the Sports Partnership Herefordshire and Worcestershire, the evening aimed to provide an opportunity for female coaches across Herefordshire and Worcestershire to network, share good practice, ideas and support newly qualified and aspiring female coaches.

To commence the workshop, coaches learned of the recent 'Reach Coaches' initiative, led by Sports Coach UK. 'Reach' is a national campaign created to raise awareness and inspire more women to get in to coaching. Women are currently under-represented in coaching. Research has shown that women do want to coach, providing the environment is right. However, sport is still regarded as a gendered activity which strongly favours men. By creating greater diversity in coaching, Reach will begin to address this and participants will benefit from having a choice as to who they are coached by.

In support of the 'Reach' campaign, the Sports Partnership Herefordshire and Worcestershire later revealed details of their new female coaching bursary. In order to support females in to coaching and break down some of the barriers that individuals face, the Sports Partnership Herefordshire and Worcestershire will be offering individuals a bursary to help contribute to attaining recognised coaching qualifications.

To find out more about the new Female Coaching bursary, please visit: http://www.sportspartnershiphw.co.uk/reach-tools-and-resources

We would really like to hear about and share your coaching experiences so why not tell us your coaching story by contacting Chris Corke on c.corke@worc.ac.uk.

Tags: Coach, Coaching, Females, Funding, Herefordshire, Reach, Volunteer, Worcestershire