SRtRC delivered their first ever Coaching workshop in a School at Bishops Gore High in Swansea.
40 6th formers from many different backgrounds across Swansea took part in the workshop over the day.
The coaching workshop is aimed towards ethnic communities, which are under represented in playing and coaching roles at all levels of football in the UK.
Pupils learn about what football coaching is all about, the coaching qualifications that are available and how to access them in Wales.
The main focus for the pupils was the benefits of becoming involved specifically in terms of learning new skills and volunteering in the community, which is important for pupils that are now starting their application process for university or applying for jobs.
The indoor session 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.
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.
Bishops Gore head boy commented ‘it was really good and I think I will try for the level 1 coaching – it will always look good on a CV and will go well with my other sports.
The teacher from the school noted “I think it forms an excellent team building event, the coaching aspect clearly grabbed their attention – one girl in particular, was inspired to complete the award.
In addition another reluctant learner was glad he had taken part as he is now inspired to do the award to help him get into sports degree.”