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Free coaching clinics to support school sport in Aberdeen


Free coaching clinics to support school sport in Aberdeen

Active Schools Aberdeen, part of registered charity Sport Aberdeen, will host a series of training and development courses aimed at volunteer sports coaches in schools who are interested in improving their skills.

This series of free coaching clinics will be offered throughout February, after a hugely successful delivery last year, and are designed to engage with the local school sporting community, supporting everyone to deliver the highest possible standard of coaching across the city.

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 training sessions for pupils, parents and teachers who volunteer in extra-curricular programmes.

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

“From teachers, coaches and volunteers to young leaders, senior pupils and parents, it is my hope that this free opportunity will be seized to brush up on skills, or pursue a passion, which will in turn be passed on to inspire participants.”

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

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 sports coaching in schools.

“Sport Aberdeen recognises the importance of supporting the sporting voluntary sector and is committed to creating opportunities for more people to get active, whether that be through participation or leading sessions themselves.”

All the sessions are free of charge and bookable via the Sport Aberdeen website: