Could you be the next Sports Coach of the future? 

A Vale of Glamorgan Sports Development team Olympic legacy programme is searching for a future coach to help ‘inspire a generation’. 


  • Tuesday, 26 September 2017 11:54 AM | Vale of Glamorgan

Coaches of the Future aims to give young people the opportunity to develop their interest in sports leadership and coaching, and provides a structured programme of training opportunities alongside coaching opportunities.  


Former Stanwell school pupil, Rachel Short, was selected as a Coach of the Future in 2015/2016. 


As a result of participating in the project she gained a Sports leaders Community Level 2 as well as first aid and safeguarding children qualification.   



During this time Rachel also undertook a level 1 sport specific course in gymnastics and was volunteering at a local community gymnastics club and assisting with an after-school gymnastics club in school. 


She has now completed her level 2 gymnastics coaching award and is also a casual sports coach with the sports & play

 development team. 


People aged 17-24 years-old can apply and participants will be required to undergo an application process to ensure that the programme is right for them.


In return, they can gain qualifications relevant to their future in coaching including Level 2 Community sports leadership, National Governing Body qualification in sport of choice, safeguarding course, first aid course and disability inclusion training.  


Information evenings will take place at Civic Offices, Barry on Tuesday 26 September and Wednesday 27 September at Llantwit Major Town Hall Offices, in the Heritage Room, between 5.30pm and 7.30pm.


For more information, call Rachel Shepherd, Sports & Play Development at the Vale of Glamorgan Council on 01446 704808.  




Coaches of the Future