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08 Sep 2021 139

Dallaglio RugbyWorks director joins UK Coaching

As part of its commitment to driving equality, equity, diversity and inclusion forward across the coaching workforce, UK Coaching has hired Sarah Mortiboys to work as its Senior Manager for Special Programmes.

The former managing director of Dallaglio RugbyWorks will develop and deliver sport for development programmes that impact on social cohesion.

By working with UK Coaching’s senior team and the board of trustees, Mortiboys will drive the agenda for reaching economically diverse communities through a series of new initiatives and programmes, including the Sport England Funded collaboration with CIMSPA – ReTrain to ReTain.

This will provide funded learning and development resources to 50,000 of the coaching workforce that have been economically impacted by the effects of the pandemic – either facing a loss of role or financially challenging circumstances.

Sarah Mortiboys said:

I am delighted to be joining UK Coaching at this critical time for sport for development and I am looking forward to working collaboratively across our sector to ensure that we are here for all coaches.

UK Coaching Director of Coaching Emma Atkins, said:

Sarah is a terrific summer signing for us, she has a huge wealth of experience and expertise working in sport for development roles within both the charity and education sector, leading teams and programmes of coaches and coaching. Her passion and determination to make a real difference for local communities through the power of coaching is completely aligned to that of UK Coaching. Welcome to the team.

At Dallaglio RugbyWorks, which was founded by former England Rugby and British and Irish Lions legend Lawrence Dallaglio, Mortiboys spearheaded the charity’s vision to use the values of rugby to ensure that disadvantaged young people, who are disengaged from learning, get the best opportunities to build positive and productive futures. 

UK Coaching’s commitment to being ‘here for the coach’ is strengthened by the significance of this role, which will ensure that there is a more diverse coaching workforce delivering sport and physical activity in communities across the UK that are supported and represented.  In turn, this will ensure that by supporting coaches to get the nation active, healthier, and therefore happier communities will be developed.

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