Vale’s future coaches rack up the hours
Published 19 June 2015
Over the last academic year, nearly 450 volunteer hours have been accrued by individuals involved within the Council’s Coaches of the Future scheme.
The young coaches have impacted on 1523 participants in the Vale of Glamorgan, with 9125 participations amassed in physical activities. A total of 65 training opportunities were also accessed by the coaches as part of the programme.
The Coaches of the Future scheme is designed to give young people in the Vale the opportunity to undertake and develop an involvement in coaching and sports leadership.
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.
Cllr Gwyn John, Cabinet Member for Leisure, 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.