Women in Coaching

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Energize have a strong focus on supporting women and girls to take up coaching opportunities in the local community. We recognise that nationally, the coaching workforce has a considerable imbalance and we aim to tackle this through our programmes, not only for the benefit of the coach, but also for the participants who are receiving the coaching.

To give a picture of the current situation, out all of sports coaches in the UK-

30% are female

25% are from a lower socio economic background

8% are from a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities

6% of coaches are disabled

Energize are trying to change this to enable anyone who wants to take up coaching can do with limited barriers. We know we have some great individuals across Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin who would make excellent coaches and we want to empower them to take the opportunity of coaching up!


Here are some of the programmes we run or actively support (please follow the links for full details)-

‘Reach’ the national campaign by Sports Coach UK aiming to increase the amount of women who take up sports coaching roles.

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‘Women Make Coaching’ the regional project aiming to increase the amount of female coaches and to support those who already are across the West Midlands. Training/CPD, networking events with other local coaches, mentoring, funding and support finding opportunities can be accessed by joining.


‘Mumability’ a new local project aiming to increase the number of women and girls taking part in sport and physical activity, and empower them to taking up leadership/coaching roles.

If you have any questions please contact Gemma Britton, Coaching Manager at Energize.

Email: gemma.britton@energizestw.org.uk
Tel.: 01743 297 194