Event celebrates sports coaches of the future

11 December 2015

An event was held recently to celebrate aspiring young sports coaches in the Vale of Glamorgan.


Eighteen individuals from secondary schools across the Vale have been chosen to take part in the ‘Coaches of the Future’ scheme, designed to give young people the opportunity to undertake and develop an involvement in sports leadership and coaching.

The programme aims to provide a structured and meaningful introduction to coaching and volunteering in all physical activities by providing training and hands-on experience of coaching in schools and the community.

At the event, organised by the Vale of Glamorgan Council sports development team, the candidates heard from Sky Sports Living for Sports mentor Beth Fisher, who talked about her own experience in sports and how coaches influenced her own career as an elite hockey player.

Vale of Glamorgan Council Cabinet Member for Leisure Services, Cllr Gwyn John, said: “This is an extremely exciting new initiative which will provide an invaluable insight into sports coaching. The impact that a coach can have on a young person is huge, helping to shape them not only as sportsmen and women, but as people too. Everyone remembers a good sports coach and I am delighted that this new programme will help to nurture the skills of the county’s next generation of sports coaches.”

The Coaches of the Future programme is part of the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s sports and play development team’s commitment to growing a skilled and passionate workforce.