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10 Dec 2021 2,078

Talented coaches chosen for prestigious Women’s Coaching Programme

UK Coaching is delighted to reveal the names of coaches selected onto the Women’s Coaching Programme. The programme offers support to female coaches aspiring to progress within their sport performance pathway

In total, 20 coaches from 13 sports have been welcomed onto the four-month programme running from December 2021 to March 2022. 

They are:


  • Julie Pratt-Benterman
  • Linda Smith
  • Jo Wilkinson


  • Corinne Vaughan


  • Naadrah Hafeez


  • Rachel Carr
  • Michelle Forrest


  • Sue Allen


  • Georgia Davenport
  • Mollie James


  • Kate Cowell


  • Beth Davidson
  • Dominique Szokolovics


  • Louise Renicks
  • Samantha Smithson


  • Emma Farrington

Strength and Conditioning:

  • Teleri Hamilton


  • Lesley Batson
  • Claudia Clements


  • Alex Smith

Through a series of workshops, the coaches will explore the type of coach they want to be, the individuals they work with, the environment they create and their coaching practice.

The programme has been designed to have a strong impact on female coaches, including:

  • Increased self-awareness.
  • Broader understanding of talent development environments.
  • Enhanced coach-athlete interactions.
  • Developing reflective practice.
  • Developing personal coaching behaviours.

Congratulations to all coaches selected.

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