Monday 7 March saw a group of 36 people take their first steps into the world of coaching. The event was organised by Kent Sport and all attendees completed a Sports Coach UK course, which focused on skills linked to coaching young people in a sports specific environment. The course was delivered by County Coach Coordinator Louisa Arnold and participants had a choice of two out of six sports to specialise in. The sports available were: hockey, netball, tennis, rugby, cricket and football; each sport clinic was run by a local qualified coach.
This was a fantastic chance to gain a preliminary coaching qualification and it was an engaging and entertaining evening. Hopefully the students will continue to develop their coaching skills and use their enthusiasm to encourage and help young people in sport.
The summer term will see coach development opportunities continue, with sports specific and level 1 courses being available throughout this term, based at the Canterbury campus.
Look out for more courses hosted by Kent Sport by following UniKentSports on Twitter, liking our Facebook page or pop into the Sports Centre to find out further information.
If you would like to join the coach development programme then please contact Sports Development at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive all the relevant information.