Posted: Mon, 07 Jun 2021 08:00
UK Coaching Week 2021 (7-13 June) kicks off with the launch of 'The Great Coaching Comeback' – a year-long campaign aimed at directly supporting coaches as they return to coaching after pandemic restrictions have been lifted in the UK.
The aims of UK Coaching Week 2021 are to empower participants, coaches, organisations, and the public to celebrate #GreatCoaching and encourage coaches to adapt and recover their space within the sport and physical activity sector.
With restrictions easing and the sights and sounds of sport and physical activity coming back to life, we need to make sure that every one of the nation's three million coaches feels ready and supported to return to coaching. Through its UK Coaching Hero Awards, UK Coaching is shining a light on the great work being done by the coaching community, helping to uncover the stories behind the people who have been so inspirational in keeping people active during these challenging times.
Loughborough National Centre Lead Coach and UK Coaching Ambassador Mel Marshall, said:
"As an ambassador of UK Coaching, I'm excited to get behind The Great Coaching Comeback. For the last 12 months, we've been side-lined by the restrictions. Our energy has been stifled, our development limited and our sense of identity almost lost.
"Now's the time to recover and rediscover who we are and what we're best at - facilitating laughter, enjoyment, improvement and human interactions through sport and physical activity.
"As we step back into the arena, let's put inclusivity front and centre of our coaching ethos. There's going to be a lot of people needing our support to recapture their exercise goals. Get to know the people you are coaching and want the best for them, whoever they are. We got this."
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