Women in Coaching Programme
This is a pilot initiative for female coaches living or coaching in Glasgow. The programme's main aim is to up-skill existing coaches who may be coaching in a variety of contexts and who are interested in making coaching a career choice.
The programme targets women who hold a minimum Level 1 coaching qualification, providing them with tailored coach education and support packages to attain Levels 2, 3 and 4 qualifications. It will also focus on developing more active coaches on all levels.
The programme is a scholarship programme where each coach will create and undergo a personal development plan supported by a dedicated mentor and the Scottish Governing Body. Successful coaches will be funded to a maximum of £1000 per annum for 3 years.
The women engaged in the programme are also be offered business mentoring and the opportunity to develop their business, financial, presentation and time management skills.
The five selected sports include:
Glasgow Sport, in partnership with sportscotland and the five Sports Governing Bodies, are supporting eight coaches across these five sports.
Did you know?
In Scotland 43% of the female population participate in little or no sport. The levels of involvement are very low from participation through to volunteering, coaching and leadership.
Coaching Scotland Research reported that there is:
- One female coach to every 3 male coaches
- Women coach at lower levels than men, with the highest representation on level 1 and 2.
- Only 12% of the female coaches are being paid for full time coaching.
- Only 8% of national and Olympic level coaches are women, which is considerably lower than the percentage of female coaches overall or the percentage of female athletes at this level.