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06 Aug 2020 331

Effect of the coronavirus pandemic on the coaching community

A statement regarding the effect of the coronavirus pandemic on job losses in the coaching community.

We are saddened to see the impact of the pandemic on sporting partners and the lives of our coaching family.

We are all understandably concerned about the impact this will have on community sport and physical activity provision at the local level. At this time it is important for the sports sector to collaborate more than ever to support coaches who deliver activity in local communities.

With over half of coaches in the UK doing this as a voluntary role, the nation will be turning to them yet again to continue to support community sport. We are here for coaches at this difficult time to provide advice, support and a voice to the Government. Given the critical role coaches play in local communities, we are asking the public to ensure that they too are doing all they can to support coaches across the UK. 

Coaches are people who will go that extra mile to support us all to be healthy and active - they bring together local communities and inspire us to be better tomorrow than we are today. Please support and thank the coaches who support the health and well-being of our communities and ultimately the nation.

UK Coaching