Active Schools Coordinators in Aberdeen have organised a series of training and development courses for volunteer sports coaches across the city.

This series of free coaching clinics will be offered throughout November and are designed to engage with the local sporting community.

Registered charity Sport Aberdeen has brought together Regional Development Managers and Sport Clubs, who, along with Active Schools Aberdeen Coordinators, will run and deliver a number of free coaching sessions for community programmes.

Keith Gerrard, Sport Aberdeen Director of Healthy and Active Communities, said:

“From teachers, coaches and volunteers to young leaders, senior pupils and even parents, it is my hope that the community will seize this free opportunity to brush up on skills, or pursue a passion, which will in turn be passed on to the community through local clubs and sports initiatives.”

The clinics are aimed at helping anyone who is interested in coaching within the north-east. Participants will gain valuable insight and helpful tips from qualified coaches with the sessions being delivered citywide in order to engage with as many people as possible, all completely free of charge.

The coaching clinics will also take place throughout February 2020. 

Mr Gerrard continued:

“These clinics are for anyone who is looking to either get their foot in the door in a particular sport, or even just to freshen up their ideas with tips and useful information around best practice for effective delivery of community sports coaching.

“The sessions will be run by qualified coaches who will pass on their knowledge and expertise, allowing participants to take back boosted confidence and a new skill set to their sessions, or may encourage them to start a new session or get involved with a club for the first time.

“Sport Aberdeen is committed to creating opportunities for more people to get active, whether that be through participation or leading sessions themselves, and through partnership working we can make this possible in the north-east.”

All the sessions are free of charge and bookable via the Sport Aberdeen website: https://bit.ly/34qk6ck