Investigating barriers to coaching

When it comes to the issues facing coaches from Black and Minority Ethnic communities there is a lack  of quality information. We know that coaches from these copmmunities are unrepresented in coaching but we don’t know why.

To try and shed some light on this we are supporting Sporting Equals with a piece of research they are doing with coaches and potential coaches. Critically this is the first piece of coaching research I know of that goes beyond treating non-white coaches as one homogenous group of people who all think and act the same. For example are issues facing female Asian coaches the same as male Black African coaches?

Hopefully this will provide a level of information we’ve never had before and could lead to some new ideas about recruiting and developing coaches.
Get involved with the research

If you have contact with any coaches, sports, groups etc who would be interested in contributing to the research please pass on the links below (closing date for the surveys is 16 Nov).

Survey for coaches:

Survey for participants who may be thinking of coaching:


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