This month, the Energize STW Women Make Coaching project reached 100 members!
Gemma Britton, coaching manager, is delighted with the programme’s success:
“It is fantastic that within STW we have managed to attract so many females to come on board with the programme, these range from 16 to 60 years old with varied experience of coaching. If you are new to coaching and would like to get involved or you are an experienced coach that would like to give something back, or someone in the middle, we would absolutely love to hear from you and see how we can support you on your coaching journey.”
The WMC programme works alongside County Sports Partnerships from across the West Midlands to address the imbalance of female coaches in sport and physical activity.
The project has allowed female coaches in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin to network and discuss why coaching is important to them and the issues they face as a coach.
Energize STW have launched monthly coach profiles providing insight into some of our WMC members and how they got into coaching, who inspires them to coach and what they would like to say to those looking to become sport and physical activity coaches.
The project has assisted members with securing funding for numerous coaching qualifications and technology support.
The first Women Make Coaching Event involved a variety of coaches from multiple sports and included inspirational talks from international judo athlete Kelly Edwards, Sports Coach UK’s Julie Mackintosh and local coach Nicky Fuller.
Energize looks forward to continuing the project’s success through hosting another WMC event and launching a new funding round for the female coach bursary!
If you are interested in becoming a coach or are currently a coach looking for support and guidance sign-up to the WMC programme here!