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UK Coaching Conference 2019

The UK Coaching Conference is taking over Loughborough University from 04-06 July and tickets are now on sale!

Event Theme – Great Coaching Can

How #GreatCoaching Can support people to change their lives through sport and physical activity. 

Event Timetable

  • 4 July – UK Coaching Conference networking and development evening
    • The UK Coaching Summit (invite only) will take place during the daytime
  • 5 July 2019 – Day 1 UK Coaching Conference and evening social BBQ
  • 6 July 2019 – Day 2 UK Coaching Conference

Who is the event for?

The UK Coaching Conference brings together coaches, the coaching system and development workforce, and senior decision makers to network, learn, share and develop.

The conference has been designed so that all delegates can personalise their own learner journey. Meaning, you can make your time at the conference as structured or as flexible as you like. There will also be a team of conference coaches on-hand, whose job it is to help you get the most out of the event.

Why should I attend?

You will benefit from six key outcomes guaranteed to boost your learning and which can be easily embedded into your daily practice, whatever your role in coaching:

  • How #GreatCoaching Can increase and sustain activity. 
  • How #GreatCoaching Can decrease inactivity. 
  • How #GreatCoaching Can maximise people’s potential. 
  • How #GreatCoaching Can support people to achieve positive outcomes through sport and physical activity.  
  • How sport, physical activity and #GreatCoaching Can act as an enabler for social and community development.  
  • How #GreatCoaching Can help people thrive in any sport or physical activity environment, at any stage of the pathway.

The conference will also enlighten delegates on a number of other coaching topics:

  • Coaching as a career.
  • Starting coaching. 
  • Creating a more diverse coaching community.
  • Helping coaches thrive.
  • Developing #GreatCoaching - the right behaviours, knowledge, skills and experience.
  • Transferring skills into coaching or other areas of coaches lives.

How do I attend?

Tickets can be purchased via our booking site.

There are a number of ticket options available, including one day tickets and great savings on full conference two-day tickets.

Ticket prices are discounted for coaches, students and UK Coaching and UKPCA members. Early bird tickets are limited and prices will end on 31 May (or when tickets sell out, whichever comes first).

  Coaching System Workforce Coaches
One Day £160 incl. vat £120 incl. vat
Full Conference (Early bird) £240 incl. vat £180 incl. vat
Full Conference (Standard) £300 incl. vat £230 incl. vat

Last year's event was a sell out - so act fast to avoid disappointment.

Travel and Accommodation

Getting there

Please see Imago Venue's handy travel information and directions.


There is a variety of hotel and student accommodation options available for delegates to book directly. 

Please see the options and pricing (per night) below. Information on how to book your accomodation will be provided in your conference ticket confirmation email. 

NB Rooms are only guaranteed for delegates to book until the end of May. Booking terms and conditions apply, please speak with Imago when arranging your booking.

£ Student Accommodation

Ensuite rooms located on campus, offering a great value bed and breakfast stay. 

Advance rate (non-refundable) - £59 

££ The Link

Located just a short drive/ride (approx. 30 minute walk) from the campus, The Link has a number of room options on offer.

Room only - £76
Bed and breakfast (single occupancy) - £86
Bed and breakfast (double occupancy) - £96
A small number of group/family rooms are also available, please enquire with the hotel.

£££ Burleigh Court 

Located on campus, Burleigh Court is around a 10-15 minute walk from the main conference. 

Room only - £104
Bed and Breakfast (single occupancy) - £118
Bed and Breakfast (double occupancy) - £132


Buy your tickets for the UK Coaching Conference in Loughborough before they sell out!


Last Year's Coaching Conference

Held in Edinburgh on the 26-27 June 2018 at Scotland’s national sports performance centre – better known as Oriam – the inaugural UK Coaching Conference saw over 300 delegates from across the whole coaching workforce – coaches, the coaching system workforce, the coach development workforce and senior decision makers in sport and physical activity – congregate to network, learn, share and develop. 

The theme for the multi-sport event was ‘The Next Generation’ and focused on helping those in attendance to come together and develop the next generation of coaches, as well as helping current coaches understand how to provide great coaching to children and young people.