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Young Coach Programme - the Class of 2015

The programme, now in its fourth year, is a unique year-long initiative that has been developed to recognise the important role young people can play in leading and coaching sports activities and is designed to enable participants to attain at least a  Level One coaching qualification.

To date more than sixty young people have completed the scheme and this year’s recruits were given an insight into the programme at an induction day hosted by us on June 24th at the our Galashiels headquarters.  Eighteen of the recruits attended and participated in workshops and also sporting challenges at the neighbouring Queens Leisure Centre.

Ewan Jackson BLS Chief Executive said: “We are delighted to welcome our 2015/16 candidates to the Young Coach Programme. The programme really encourages the next generation of young people to inspire and motivate others to be physically active and will increase the number of qualified coaches who are able to contribute to school, club and performance sport throughout the Scottish Borders. By providing a structured year-round programme, our new recruits will benefit from comprehensive theoretical and practical experiences in all aspects of coaching”.

The twenty-one new participants have been drawn from the region’s nine secondary schools and are aged 16-18 years.

If you would like any further information on the Young Coach Programme email gmurdoch@bslt.org.uk