100 days until London 2012 celebrated by launch of coaching bursary

By NickiBlake on April 23rd, 2012 - comments

Coaches can apply for up to £150 thanks to a new coaching bursary being launched to celebrate 100 days until the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

The coaching bursary will allow coaches to apply for up to 50% of the National Governing Body Coach Education course costs, with a maximum of £50 for Level 1, £100 for Level 2, and £150 for Level 3 upwards. Coaches can also apply for the full course costs of attending generic coach education courses run by Active Lincolnshires Partnership.

To be successful, coaches need to be a member of the Lincolnshire Coaches Network, and working with athletes over the age of 16.

Lizzie Couling, Workforce Development Manager at Active Lincolnshires Partnership, said: “It’s great to offer members of the LCN the chance to apply for a coaching bursary. This is just one of the ways Active Lincolnshires Partnership can help to develop coaches in Lincolnshire.”

Co-ordinated by Active Lincolnshires Partnership, the Lincolnshire Coaches Network brings together a range of coaches and instructors from a variety of sports and activities. It provides opportunities for them to meet up and find out about what other coaches are doing and get advice.

There are many benefits to becoming a registered member with the Lincolnshire Coaches Network. There are Network evenings, held in May and November, giving members the opportunity to communicate and network with each other and there are quarterly newsletters, keeping coaches up to date with local, regional and national news and projects.

Applications for the coaching bursary will open on Wednesday 18th April and close on Thursday 7th June 2012. Coaches will be notified via email by Monday 2nd July if they have been successful or not.

To apply, request an application form by email .