Reach, a campaign focussing on women in coaching has been officially launched by sports coach UK.
Reach has been created to raise awareness and inspire more women to get into coaching as well as encourage current women coaches to develop their skills further.
Targeting women of all ages and backgrounds Reach reinforces the messages that coaching keeps you active, can be a sociable activity and is a way of giving back to your community and sport. All this whilst being a role model to encourage others into sport.
The campaign has been created because women are currently under-represented in coaching. Research has shown that women do want to coach, providing the environment is right. However, sport is still regarded as a gendered activity which strongly favours men.
By creating greater diversity in coaching, Reach will begin to address this and participants will benefit from having a choice as to who they are coached by.
To mark the launch of the campaign a new website has been developed to provide a hub of information which will support women, celebrate their successes in coaching through case studies, videos and photographs and also provide useful resources which will, in the long term, create a cultural change in coaching.
Join the campaign, find information and tips on how you can get involved by visiting www.reachintocoaching.co.uk.
Also follow on Twitter- @ReachCoaches
If you are inspired by Reach, Energize are currently running a programme called Women Make Coaching offering one to one tailored support to new and existing coaches along their coaching journey. Please visit the Women Make Coaching page to find to out more!
If you have any questions please contact Gemma Britton, Coaching Manager at Energize.
Tel.: 01743 297 194