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.

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

Netball Development Position at the University

The University’s Sports Development Officer, Jenny Arroud, is looking for a volunteer (preferably a first year) to help out with netball sessions on a Tuesday night. This may become a long-term opportunity with the University putting you through a Level 1 course (and maybe more).

If you would like to find out more, please pop in and see Jenny via Sports Centre reception or email her at

Fitness Instructor (Gym) and Personal Trainer Courses in Lincoln

The YMCA in Lincoln are running Level 2 Fitness Instructor (Gym) and Level 3 Personal Training courses for students at considerably reduced rates.

Level 2 Fitness Instructor Certificate (Gym)          £330
Level 3 Personal Trainer Certificate          £550

(or both courses can be taken for £800)

Level 2 Fitness Instructor Certificate (Gym)
1. 7th – 9th November & 12th – 14th December, 2014
2. 6th – 8th February & 20th – 22nd March, 2015

Level 3 Personal Trainer Certificate
1. 31st October – 2nd November & 5th – 7th December, 2014
2. 30th Jan – 1st Feb & 27th Feb – 1st March, 2015

Please see the attached Level 2 & 3 Flyer Education for full details.

Courses: Level 1 Rounders (October) & Teaching Bocchia (November)

Two upcoming courses in Lincoln:


Lincolnshire Sport are running a UKCCL1 Rounders course in Lincoln in October.

Price: £195
Dates: 11th October 2014 & 18th October 2014
Time: 8:45am-5pm
Venue: Priory City of Lincoln Academy, Lincoln, LN6 0EP
Deadline for Entry: 27th Sept 2014

To apply for this course please visit the following link where you can book and pay for your place online:



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).