Coaching in the UK

sports coach UK plays a key role in gender equality coaching project

Thu, 19 Mar 2015

sports coach UK has partnered with the European Non-Governmental Sports Organisation (ENGSO) to promote equal opportunities in coaching with the SCORE (Strengthening Coaching with the Objective to Raise Equality) programme.

SCORE aims to promote gender equality in coaching by increasing the number of voluntary and paid female coaches at all levels, as well as raising awareness of the importance gender equality among all coaches to improve their delivery to women and girls.

The programme kicked off in Stockholm on 16-17 February 2015. Sarah Milner and Julie Mackintosh, from sports coach UK, lead the discussions around an "awareness pack" toolkit, the development of which is being lead by them. The toolkit will contain tools targeted at both sports organisations and coaches. Furthermore, sports coach UK is also delivering training events in the 8 European countries participating in the programme.

Dr. Tony Byrne, Chief Executive Officer at sports coach UK, said: “We are pleased to partner with such an important pan-European project promoting gender equality in coaching.

“Our coaching expertise will no doubt be of great value in developing the toolkit and sport coach UK’s involvement underlines our commitment to engage, motivate and develop female coaches to ensure they maximise their potential.”

The programme targets all levels of coaching organisations and sports, from national to grassroots level. SCORE is supported by the Erasmus+ Sport Programmein the EU, based in Brussels.

Alongside the toolkit and training events,the project will also develop a mentor education programme, following the completion of this programme mentors will continue to work with female coaches to develop their professional and personal growth.

The SCORE programme, which will run over two-years until December 2016, boasts a comprehensive partner network including the following organisations:

  • sports coach UK
  • Finnish Coaches Association
  • International Council of Coaching Excellence (ICCE)
  • European Observatoire of Sport and Employment (EOSE)
  • Sport and Citizenship
  • European University Sports Association (EUSA)
  • German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB)
  • Swedish Sports Confederation (RF)
  • National Olympic Committee of Croatia (NOC Croatia)
  • Lithuanian Union of Sports Federations (LUSF)
  • Cyprus Sports Organisation (CSO)
  • Portuguese Sports Confederation (CDP)

Add to My Folder