Elite athletes become apprentice coaches | Leisure Opportunities
Job Search
see all jobs
Latest job opportunities
Enable Leisure & Culture
£32,133. per annum, plus benefits
London, United Kingdom
Kirklees Active Leisure
£18,036 - £20,101 per annum
Kirklees, United Kingdom
fit4less
Competitive
Glasgow, United Kingdom
De Montfort University
£16,341 - £18,777 pa
Leicester, United Kingdom
star job
Crealy Great Adventure Park and Resort
Up to £30,000 pa
Exeter, United Kingdom

Elite athletes become apprentice coaches

Training opportunities
training
Nuco Training
location: Nationwide, United Kingdom
training
ICSA: The Governance Institute
location: Nationwide, United Kingdom
training
Nottingham Forest Football Club
location: Midlands, United Kingdom
more training

An initiative to help former top-class athletes become coaches has been launched by sportscotland.

The Coaching Futures initiative will see eight sports employ a retiring or retired athlete who will use their knowledge and expertise to help develop and inspire the next generation of champions.

The programme follows a successful six-month pilot project which resulted in Olympian Kris Gilchrist becoming an integral part of Scottish Swimming's coaching team.

The other sports which will employ an apprentice are athletics (Alan Scott, Olympian); cycling (Kevin Stewart, former British record holder); judo (Matt Purssey, 10-time British champion); netball (Lesley MacDonald, Scotland's most capped player); rowing (John Higson, former Scottish champion); tennis (Joe Gill, Aegon British Tour winner); and triathlon (Bex Milnes, former elite triathlete).

Stewart Harris, CEO of sportscotland, said that with many ex-athletes naturally drawn towards coaching, the programme will help to increase the number of home grown performance coaches delivering in Scotland, retain vital knowledge and expertise within sport, and provide a stream of future national coaches.

"The advice, knowledge, and expertise that these ex-athletes will be able to pass on to our aspiring Scottish champions will be invaluable and provides another vital part in our drive to build and support a world-class sporting system at all levels," he added.

Sign up for FREE ezines & magazines
An initiative to help former top-class athletes become coaches has been launched by sportscotland.
SAR,TRA,PUB
637441_520231.jpg
employer of choice
John Treharne, CEO, The Gym Group
Would you like to work for a gym operator that allows you to develop and use your skills to the full whilst being well rewarded? The Gym is totally committed to allowing 'the manager to manage' and rewarding our key personnel for delivery.