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City help bring on 50 new coaches

3 September 2013

Sky Blues in the Community help more than 50 volunteers benefit from free FA coaching

The Sky Blues in the Community 'Coach Development Scheme' has now seen 52 local volunteers benefit from free FA coaching courses over the last nine months.

Funded by a Sport England small grant award, Sky Blues in the Community has worked with a range of partners to put on training including First Aid, FA Level One, Level Two and Youth Module courses.

The Coach Development Scheme is open to volunteers at Coventry City 'Partner Clubs' - local clubs playing in the John Bryan League, who have an agreement in place to signpost talented youngsters to the Coventry City Academy.

The aim of the scheme is to up-skill local football volunteers, in turn increasing the quality of grassroots football coaching for children in Coventry and Warwickshire.

In total it is estimated that 1,125 boys and 406 girls will benefit from their coaches having received training and becoming FA qualified - 112 of these children playing disability football.

David Busst, joint head of community, said: "The coach development scheme has been a fantastic success and we are really pleased with the outcome of the project.

"Coaching courses can be expensive and we have had a large number of local volunteers benefit from the scheme.

"It's a great way for us to put something back to those local clubs and those local people who give up their spare time in the name of developing football locally."

For more information on the Coach Development Scheme call David Busst on 024 7678 6349.

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