4th March 2009

4th UK Coaching Summit


04 March 2009

Bookings are now open for the 4th UK Coaching Summit, titled ‘Delivering the Goals’, that will take place at the Glasgow Hilton Hotel on 28-29 April 2009.

The Summit has become a key event in the drive to build a world-leading coaching system in the UK by 2016 – as was demonstrated by the success of the last UK Coaching Summit that took place at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry – and provides the opportunity for all those working in the Coaching industry to network with leading figures in British sport, hear latest developments in coach and coaching development, meet new and existing colleagues and share best practice with like-minded people.

Day one of the 4th UK Coaching Summit will mark the completion of the Building the Foundations stage of the UK Coaching Framework. It will highlight how the industry has evolved throughout the last 3 years, focusing on the significant progress that has been achieved as well as providing models of good practice.

Day two will look ahead to the next phase of creating a world-leading coaching system,Delivering the Goals.  A highlight of day two will be an exploration of the latest research project published by sports coach UK,The Coaching Workforce 2009-2016 report, that will be launched at the Summit.  This research has been conducted in collaboration with a number of governing bodies of sport and the Home Country Sports Councils, and looks to establish robust coaching workforce projections for the UK, home countries, regions, and sports. The findings of this report and what it means for coaching and the delivery system will be discussed. 

The Summit – that is being hosted by sports coach UK andsportscotland – will combine keynote speeches, along with workshops that will be streamed for the following four strands across the coaching industry; Policy Makers, System Builders, Coach Developers and Coaches.  Although delegates can switch strands, the context will be set for the different workshops, which will create the environment for interesting discussions and lots of opportunities for sharing best practice.

Places are expected to go fast and it is advised to book early. For more information visit the sports coach UK website at www.sportscoachuk.org/4th_summit or contact Events Officer Angela Grant at events@sportscoachuk.org