Coaching in the UK

Robison States Importance of Coaching

Tue, 03 Jun 2014

Shona Robison has underlined the Scottish Government's committment  to supporting quality coaches, and the importance of coaching at all levels.

The Cabinet Secretary for Commonwealth Games, Sport, Equalities and Pensioners' Rights told the UK Coaching Summit: “With less than 50 days until the start of the Commonwealth Games, this has been an important opportunity to share how the Games can best create a legacy for coaching in Scotland and the rest of the UK.
“The Scottish Government understands the importance of coaches at both the elite and grass-roots level. These exceptional coaches and  volunteers quite simply make sport happen. We are committed to ensuring people are supported by good quality coaches, working on the right activities in the right places, so they can develop sport at every level. We have worked hard to ensure coaching in Scotland is stronger thanks to the Games.
Looking ahead to the Games she added: “We are set for a spectacular summer of sport. It’s only through coaching that records are broken, athletes stretch their goals and sport is taken to the next level. The Commonwealth Games will be a demonstration of both coaching and athletic talent.”

Ms Robison handed over the UK Coaching Summit 'baton' to Sarah Powell, CEO of Sport Wales, who will co-host the UK Coaching Summit with sports coach UK in 2015.


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