Coaching Support & Funding From Lincolnshire Sport: Act Now!

If you are a coach then you should definitely take the time to familiarise yourself with the support that Lincolnshire Sport provide to coaches in the county. The available funding and resources include:


Sport Coaching Bursaries- DEADLINE 31st December

Coaches can apply for up to 50% of the National Governing Body Coach Education course costs, with a maximum of £75 for Level 1, £150 for Level 2, and £200 for Level 3 upwards.

Coaches can also apply for the full course costs of attending generic coach education courses (for example Sports Coach UK Equity in your Coaching, or Safeguarding and Protecting Children) run by Lincolnshire Sport.

Details of the eligibility and bursary requirements can be found here.


Specialist Bursaries – DEADLINE 15th December

Women & Girls’ Coach Development Fund

Female coaches aged between 16 and 30 can receive 100% funding for Level 1 and 2 coaching courses. You need to be a member of the Lincolnshire Sport Coach & Instructor Network (which is free!) and agree to volunteer for ten hours during the year after your course.

Lincolnshire Sport Disability Development Fund

Coaches with a disability aged between 16 and 25 can receive 100% funding for Level 1 and 2 coaching courses. You need to be a member of the Lincolnshire Sport Coach & Instructor Network (which is free!) and agree to volunteer for ten hours during the year after your course.

Full details of funding opportunities can be found here.

Everyone who coaches should join the Lincolnshire Sport Coach & Instructor Network so that they hear about opportunities such as these. If you aren’t a member then join now. There’s no excuse not to!

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Basketball Level 2 Coaching Course (April & May 2015)

The University Sports Centre are looking at hosting a Basketball Level 2 course during April and May 2015. The course will cost around £145, and involves 24 hours of taught course content.

Each candidate will need to complete a log-book as part of the assessment with a minimum of 2 coaching sessions and 2 games supervised by a level 2 coach or PE teacher. In addition to the log book the candidate will be assessed via a written examination on aspects of coaching, basketball skills and team play and will be assessed practically conducting a coaching session and coaching a game.

Candidates should have a good prior knowledge of basketball (preferably with some coaching experience) and be comfortable with the fundamental skills, structure of the game and basic team play.

Please email Jenny Arroud ( to express your interest in this course.

First Aid & Safeguarding Courses in December

Lincolnshire Sport will be hosting two courses in the Coach Education Suite over the next couple of weeks:

Emergency First Aid in Sport (Weds 3rd December, 6.30pm – 8.30pm)

Safeguarding & Protecting Children (Weds 10th December, 6.30pm – 9.30pm)

Each course is £30 for anyone with Lincolnshire Coach and Instructor Network membership (which is free). But we also have one free place for a University sports student for each course: if you would be interested in one of those places, please contact Dan Bishop as soon as possible.

UPDATE 1/12/14: The free places have now been taken. You can still sign up with the LCIN discount.

More upcoming Lincolnshire Sport courses can be found here.


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Free Places on Level 1 Cricket Umpires Course (Jan/Feb 2015)

A fantastic opportunity: Lincolnshire Cricket are generously offering University of Lincoln sports students three free places for their forthcoming Level One Cricket Umpires Course. Please read the below course information for further details.

The Level 1 course is for those who wish to start their umpiring journey by officiating for their club and in local leagues. No previous knowledge is expected but most of those who register will have played the game or done some sort of umpiring in the past. The course will also be of interest to those who wish to know more about the game and its laws.

The ECB ACO course book will be used to supplement various slides showing situations in cricket matches and there will be practical demonstrations where possible.

The course will be run by fully-qualified instructors.

Venue: Human Performance Centre, University of Lincoln, Brayford Pool, Lincoln, LN6 7TS

Dates: Four consecutive Saturdays from 17th January 2014 – 7th February 2014

Time: 10am – 5pm

Cost: Free for three successful UoL sports student applicants (Usual cost –  £80). Includes course materials, Laws of Cricket, the umpire’s ‘Bible’: Tom Smith’s Cricket Umpiring & Scoring, 12 months membership of ECB ACO (which includes insurance whilst umpiring) & 12 months membership of the Lincoln & District Umpires Association.

Before applying for one of the three available free places, you need to be able to commit to attending all scheduled sessions. Failure to do so will result in failing the course.

To apply for one of the three free places, please email Alex Blackett ( answering the following question before 5pm Friday 14th November, 2014:

How will you benefit from attending the course?

Please keep answers to a maximum of 350 words. A panel of three staff members will review applications and successful candidates will be notified the week commencing 17th November, 2014.