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North East Women and Girls Coaching Conference

North East Women and Girls Coaching Conference

This conference is a must for coaches of women and girls and will focus on the engagement, development and retention of women in sport and physical activity.  SportscoachUK will share their latest research and promote their Reach Campaign plus a menu of workshops will be on offer to help coaches develop their knowledge and skills.  Delegates will also have the opportunity to share their experiences and learn from other like minded coaches.

Workshops on offer this year are:

Engaging and retaining women and girls in sport

This interactive workshop looks to equip coaches and leaders with practical ideas on how to best engage women and girls in sport and phusical activity sessions, sharing the latest insight from StreetGames' successful Us Girls programme. The workshop covers what works to both engage and retain female participants and is aimed at those coaches and leaders with an active interest in engaging women and girls in sport at the right time, for the right price, to the right place and in the right style.

Influencing and motivating women and girls to take part in sport and physical activity

This workshop will help raise awareness of your own Emotioanl Intelligence in order for you to understand and consider some of the key factors, including emotional helath and wellbieng, and your Club's environment; which will influence and motivate behaviour change and support women and girls to become more active more often.  

Injury prevention for women returning to sport

Women are two to six times more likely to suffer an injurty than men, depending on the sport and in particular, women are more prone to knee injuries.  Injuries decrease the amount of time women can spend in activities, lower fitness levels and impact participation.  In this workshop learn simple and effective ways of preventing or eliminating the chances of injury for women returning to sport.

Enabling and empowering female coaches

The workshop will discuss the enabling and motivating factors and explore what support is out there for femail coaches. 

The conference will be held at East Durham College in Peterlee on Wednesday 5th October 6pm to 9pm.  To book your place or find out more about the conference please contact Karen Williams, Coaching Development Manager at County Durham Sport at or telephone 07860 503965