Our Welsh Campaign held the first ever Football Coach Education Workshop in Cardiff at the Wales International Athletics Stadium Leckwith
The main ethos of the workshop was to provide information about the qualifications available in Wales and the opportunities these qualifications can bring such as volunteering in junior league clubs or schools along with paid jobs.
Jason Webber Campaign Worker (Wales)
The coaching workshop was aimed towards ethnic communities, which are underrepresented in playing and coaching roles at all levels of football in the UK.
The workshop and its materials has been developed in partnership with the Welsh Football Trust and delivered alongside their Inclusion Officer Hafizur Rahman.
The indoor session also includes a video interview with SRtRC Patron Leroy Rosenior who talks about his experience while coaching at clubs such as Torquay United. Leroy offers good advice to the future coaches about the fun of coaching and the benefits within football and society of becoming involved.
Participants of the workshop learned about what football coaching is all about, the coaching qualifications that are available and how to access them in Wales.
Each person had a taster of theory activities from the Level one in Wales and some coaching practice examples delivered by Campaign Worker Jason Webber.
Following the workshop every participant stated that they would now feel confident to attend a Level 1 coaching course as the workshop has enabled them to feel more confident.
If you would like more information about our Coach Education Workshop and when the next workshop is in Wales please E-mail Wales@theredcard.org