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UK Coaching Conference

It seems like yesterday when we were all at the 2019 UK Coaching Conference. Just below, you'll find a wealth of information from our incredible speakers and guests. Discover some hidden treasures to inspire your practice by taking a trip down memory lane!

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Relive the highlights from 2019...

Resources produced from the conference are listed below. The majority of these are exclusive to UK Coaching Club Premium Members.

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Boing Kids Series

Managing Parents Series

Coaching in Prisons Series

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Delegates who attended the conference heard from inspirational coaches - from those who have supported multiple Olympic medallists to those who have made positive, sustainable changes to their communities.


Frank Dick OBE

Frank shared his experience of what it takes to be a great coach whatever the motivation of the person in front of you.

An outstanding sports coach and mentor, Frank led the British Athletics team into its 'golden era' with Olympic gold medallists such as Daley Thompson, Steve Ovett and Sebastian Coe.

Watch Frank's presentation in full

Toni Minichiello and Anna Stembridge

The duo shared their own learning on becoming great coaches and helped delegates to do the same.

Toni famously nurtured Jessica Ennis-Hill through her 18 year career to Olympic and World gold medals.

UKPCA member Anna is the former head coach of the England Netball team and current head coach of Team Bath in the Vitality Super League.

Watch the keynote in full

Sarah Kelleher and John Fletcher

The pair explored how creating an environment to flourish can lead to ultimate performances as a player and a coach.

Sarah represented Ireland Hockey at senior level for more than 10 years, winning 126 caps and captaining the side at the 1994 Hockey World Cup. She is currently head coach of England U18 girls and is supporting Kate Richardson-Walsh OBE OLY in her first coaching role at Hampstead and Westminster Hockey Club.

John is Sarah's mentor and a coach developer.

Watch the keynote in full

Benefits of attending

Delegates came away from the conference with lots of practical tips, feeling inspired to:

  • provide coaching sessions to get people coming back for more
  • maximise people’s potential
  • deliver activities to the hardest to reach groups of people 
  • achieve wider, positive outcomes through sport and physical activity

The UK Coaching Conference is the only event that brings together the entire coaching family from across sports activities - coaches, the coaching system, the development workforce and senior decision makers.

The conference was awarded four CPD points by the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA).


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Coaching Conference 2018

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.

What Our Delegates Said

An excellent couple of days at the conference that has filled me with a number of great ideas to take forward in my own coaching practice but also in my teaching practice with beginner coaches.

The content and the way it was delivered was excellent. It really opened my mind to challenge current practices within coaching.

Absolutely brilliant conference - loved it!