Women in Coaching
England Athletics recognise the importance in growing the number of women in coaching to help widen the diversity of coaches in our sport; by supporting the development of females in achieving their coaching ambitions from all coaching levels.
Women have different life, leadership, qualities and attributes that can be bought into coaching. Female athletes who have been coached by women are more likely to pursue a career in sport; this will increase the number of female coaches and experts in our sport. More women coaching in athletics clubs will promote it as an attractive proposition for women as participants, volunteers, and coaches and increase the profile of coaching.
The programme aims is to help empower and mentor women to start on the coaching pathway and support women to transition from LiRF/Coaching Assistant to CiRF/Athletics coach.
Through a number of female role models England Athletics show how local women in local clubs become involve in coaching, what support was given and how they juggle family commitments and work life.
WiC Bursary Scheme
Through the WiC (Women in Coaching) programme, England Athletics want to offer a number of women the opportunity to receive 50% towards a coaching qualification, to help enhance their knowledge and coaching expertise. Increasing the number of female coaches will help to continue the growing numbers of young people and adults becoming involved in athletics and running.
- Click here to read more about the Scheme
- Click here for the application form (deadline 2nd September)
- Click here for the printable guidance poster
Become inspired by reading the role models' stories, or watch the compilation video below.
View the full videos of the women coaches:
- Ruth Worthington click here to watch the video
- Vanessa Daobry click here to watch the video
- Kerry Newell click here to watch the video
If you would like further information on clubs and coach education courses in your area, click here to link your area page and get in touch with your local Club and Coach Support Officer (CCSO)