Coaching programme to help strengthen sports clubs

A new coaching programme has been launched in Banbridge aimed at strengthening local sports clubs.

The Southern Sports Partnership (SSP) Coach Education and Club Development Programme for 2013 – 2014 offers development opportunities for coaches and those involved in running a sports club.

This year’s Coach Education programme offers a mixture of minimum operating standards workshops such as Safeguarding Children and Young People, Designated Officer and First Aid training plus a number of other courses including ‘Coaching the Whole Child’, Disability Awareness Training, SafeTALK and Clubmark NI Information sessions.

The SSP is a working group which covers seven local authority areas. The Partnership has a vision for strengthening sporting pathways that exist within their region and beyond. To help achieve this goal the SSP delivers a range of programmes focusing on participant pathways and coach and club development. The Partnership’s annual Coach Development Seminar entitled ‘Coaching Connect – Developing Tomorrows Stars Today’ is also detailed in the Coach Education and Club Development brochure along with information on the new Online Coach Management System.

The brochure including application form is available to download from www.banbridge.gov.uk. Alternatively a brochure can be requested by contacting the Banbridge District Council Leisure and Development Department on T: 4066 0605.