Over seven-hundred hours of voluntary sports coaching have been undertaken in 2013 by members of the Bolsover Leadership and Coaching Academy.
Twenty-two candidates from the Bolsover District Council run BLACA delivered the coaching which included gymnastics, football, boxing, martial arts and basketball at sports clubs and voluntary organisations throughout the district.
As part of the Academy, candidates have to volunteer for at least ten hours at a club or sports activity within Bolsover district and also have the opportunity to gain further knowledge and awards on their coaching pathway.
Bolsover District Council’s Cabinet Member for Social Inclusion Cllr Ann Syrett said: “This is a win-win situation for us. Not only do local clubs and organisations benefit by receiving some free coaching and help, but it also helps the Academy leaders gain that valuable coaching experience that will stand them in good stead towards their qualifications and for a career in the leisure industry.”
Nearly 100 people have gone through BLACA and the council is looking for the next round of applicants who can gain qualifications in Emergency Aid, Safeguarding and Protecting Children, An Introduction to the Fundamentals of Movement, Equity in your Coaching and a Sports Leaders UK Day Certificate.
The Bolsover Leadership and Coaching Academy is open for applications from males and females who are 16 years or above. The deadline is Friday, August 30, 2013. To apply please complete an application form by going to www.blaca.co.uk/HOME.aspx or for further information please telephone (01246) 242363.