Coaching in the UK

Gillette 'Great Starts' Deadline Approaching

Fri, 06 Sep 2013

Gillette is encouraging all aspiring and amateur coaches who wish to further their coaching qualifications to apply for a Gillette Great Start grant via the brand's Facebook page  before applications close on the 30 September 2013. 

The grants are part of Gillette’s ‘Great Start’ programme which celebrates the role of coaching and supports coaching excellence by offering coaching grants awarded through the scheme. 2013 is the second year of Gillette’s partnership with sports coach UK, re-affirming the brand’s promise to help support coaching development and invest in sporting legacy beyond London 2012.

Gillette is also continuing to support the UK Coaching Awards, hosted by sports coach UK, which celebrate the role of coaching in encouraging participation, performance and excellence. As part of the 'Great Start' programme Gillette is offering people the chance to nominate a coach for the UK Community Coach of the Year Award. 

England Rugby League Head Coach Steve McNamara; “The brilliant thing about the ‘Great Start’ programme is that it recognises the importance of supporting coaching in the UK and the integral role it plays in nurturing the future sporting talent of Great Britain.  Without great coaches there would be no great athletes and it is essential that we continue to invest in coaching to ensure our future champions get the right training and support.”

sports coach UK CEO Dr Tony Byrne said:“Gillette understands that without the tireless efforts of volunteer coaches and educators, the next generation would not be inspired to pursue careers in sport and new talent would remain undiscovered. We also know that the cost of gaining a qualification is a major barrier to many aspiring coaches, so we’re delighted that Gillette’s Great Start programme will enable more people to develop their skills”.

Gillette brand manager, Jared Regan, commented: “Gillette has a rich heritage in sport and we appreciate the crucial role that both amateur and professional coaches play in the success of sport in the UK. Coaching is the sporting embodiment of a great start and we’re absolutely delighted to be able to sponsor these grants for a second year and give more people the opportunity to feel at their best by giving back to their community through coaching.”

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