Before guests listen and liaise with these organisations, FA Regional Coach Mentor Officer (North West), Steve Smithies, will say a few words about the importance of coaching as well as equality and diversity in the system. Leeds United Academy coach and FA Coach Mentor, Chazz Mann, will also provide a brief talk focusing on his journey from grassroots to elite level.
Due to a clear under representation of black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) coaches within football, certainly at professional level, Creating & Developing Coaches particularly targets BAME communities, male and female.
There is a wealth of brilliant coaching opportunities in the Leeds area but many remain unaware of them, and how to get involved. This event provides a platform to showcase a selection of coaching opportunities that exist within the West Riding region.
Event organiser, Dr Daniel Kilvington, Senior Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies at Leeds Beckett University, said “The event offers a vital platform as coaches, as well as football club secretaries, grassroots volunteers, parents of players, and footy fans who fancy themselves as a future coach, are encouraged to attend to learn about the amazing opportunities that exist on their door step. It really is a brilliant networking event and one which I'm sure the attendees will benefit from.
“We particularly welcome individuals from BAME communities to attend as there is a clear under representation within the coaching system, notably at professional level. A survey carried out by Sports Coach UK found that BAME coaches make up three percent of all sports coaches, however, only one percent are qualified. And, Farenet reported that in 2014 that only 19 out of 522 senior coaches in football are BAME. Creating & Developing Coaches therefore hopes to challenge this trend as it aims to highlight coaching opportunities, pathways, courses, funding streams and may also provide clubs with mentors”
To book your place and further information, please contact Dr Daniel Kilvington at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The second session of the Leaderboard Academy will take place on the 17 & 18 January 2019 in partnership with Sporting Equals and the University of Liecester.
Community Coordinator/Activator BIRMINGHAM (PART TIME) One Day a week
BRITISH ASIANS IN SPORT & PHYSICAL ACTIVITY SUMMIT (BASPA) 2018
Breaking Boundaries City Leadership Events
Connecting Communities through Cricket, Breaking Boundaries, is a three-year project (2018 - 2021) bringing together young people, their families and communities, through regular engagement in cricket, playing, spectating and volunteering. The project will use the spark of the 2019 World Cup to make the most of crickets potential to bring different ethnic and faith communities closer together into one cricket community and foster mutual respect and friendships.
Black History Month 'COACH' Exhibition
To celebrate Black History Month, the Houses of Parliament will be host to a photographic exhibition, 'COACH', to showcase the contributions made by Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) coaches in athletics.
Sporting Equals has created a unique Leaderboard Academy in partnership with the University of Leicester, we are seeking suitable candidates to help support greater diversity within the boardrooms of sport.