Coaching Development Bursaries from Lincolnshire Sport

Lincolnshire Sport are supporting the development of local coaches through two new bursary schemes designed to help people get more involved in coaching and athlete development:

Lincolnshire Sport Women’s & Girls’ Coach Development Fund: supporting women and girls between 16 and 30.

Lincolnshire Sport Disability Coach Development Fund: supporting people with disability aged 16 and over.

The bursaries are available from November 1st and the deadline for application is December 5th. They cover 100% of a Level 1 or Level 2 equivalent coaching award, as well as ongoing support with coaching development plans and training needs analysis through the Lincolnshire Sport Coach & Instructor Network (CIN).

Applicants must be members of the Coach and Instructor Network (…and if you have an interest in coaching then you should join the group anyway!) Membership is free and you can register at

For more details or to apply for the bursaries, please follow this link to the Lincolnshire Sport website.

Tchoukball Level 1 Coaching Course (December 12th)

The University will be hosting a  Tchoukball Level 1 coaching course at the Sports Centre on Friday 12th December from 9. 30 am – 1.30pm. It is a four hour course on a new and upcoming sport that mixes netball, handball and football all together.


The course is only £45 and it would be a useful qualification for anyone wanting to go into teaching – or to work for one of the coaching companies around Lincoln – as it can help you to demonstrate an array of knowledge in a variety of sports and is good for cross-curriculum teaching!

For more details please contact Jenny Arroud at

Help Develop Young Coaches in Lincoln (4 Sundays from Nov 23rd)

Volunteers are being sought to help run a four-week coaching skills workshop for young people (8-12yrs) in the Monks Road area of the city. Sessions will be held on Sunday afternoons from 2-3.30pm in the Arboretum, starting 23rd November.

Alice Carter – an SDC graduate and current Masters student – will be leading the sessions and she has invited any current School of Sport & Exercise students to join her. The role will involve helping to devise sessions which allow young people to gain some basic coaching/leadership skills and then also helping to deliver them. The commitment is only for four afternoons and it would be an excellent opportunity to work alongside – and learn from – someone whose extensive volunteering experience has been recognised through a number of local and national awards.

For more details, or to register an interest in helping, please email Alice at

Teaching Bocchia Award (16th November)

The University Sports Centre are hosting a Teaching Bocchia Award that “aims to introduce current and aspiring teachers and coaches to the benefits of bocchia as an inclusive activity, with a view to equipping professionals with the skills to promote inclusive sport and recreational activities”.

Price: £75
Date: Sunday 16th November 2014
Time: 10am-4pm
Venue: University of Lincoln Sports Centre

More details from the Sports Centre reception (Tel: 01522 886688).

Please apply by 1st November.

FA Level 1 Coaching Award (January 2015)

The University Sports Centre will be hosting a UKCC FA Level 1 Coaching Award course in January 2015, with the course dates as follows:

Friday 9th, 6pm – 8pm (Classroom based)

Sunday 11th, 10am – 5pm (Practical)

Tuesday 13th, 6pm – 9pm (Classroom based)

Thursday 15th, 6pm – 9pm (Classroom based)

Sunday 18th, 10am – 5pm (Practical)

Sunday 25th, 10am – 5pm (Assessment)

FA Level 1


There are two free places available on this course. If you would like to be considered for one of the free places you need to email our Higher Education Football Officer Sophie Bartup ( and in 300 – 400 words describe the following:

  • Your coaching Background
  • What you aim to gain from the course
  • What you plan to do with the award within the next 6 – 8 months

The deadline for those free of charge places is 5pm on Wednesday 22nd October. Successful applicants will be notified Friday morning (25th).

To book onto the course you need to take your student card to the Sports Centre reception.

Also the Sports Centre are still planning their 14/ 15 CPD calendar so if there are any courses that you would like to see please let them know.

If you have any further questions please contact Jenny Arroud via the sports centre reception or email