A GROUP of young coaches from the Vale of Glamorgan have started their coaching journey by joining the Council’s Coaches of the Future scheme.
The group came together at Barry’s Civic Offices for the launch of the scheme, and were joined by international discus thrower, Brett Morse, who attended to talk about the significant impact various coaches have had on his career thus far.
The young coaches, who have been selected from various areas across the Vale of Glamorgan, represent a wide range of sports, and have already started their training by undertaking the Community Sports Leaders Level 2 and first aid courses.
Over the course of the next couple of months they will also undertake National Governing Body coaching awards to equip them with the skills to be able to deliver more sports to more young people. The young coaches are already putting their skills to the test, with the aim to help more young people become more active, by volunteering in local clubs throughout the Vale.
The Coaches of the Future scheme is an Olympic legacy programme aiming to help ‘inspire a generation’ of participants and coaches in local sport.
The programme also highlights the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Sports and Play Development Team’s commitment to growing a skilled and passionate workforce.
The scheme is designed 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.
Anyone wanting more information about the scheme can contact Rachel Shepherd, and the Sports and Play team at the Vale of Glamorgan Council on 07730 749485. You can also follow the team on twitter @Valesportsnews and facebook @Valesportsplay.