Wesport Seeks School Games Makers

17 Sep

Wesport are looking for enthusiastic ‘future coaches’, to join the School Games Maker programme. The programme is suitable for students aged 16 years and over who are new to coaching and wish to gain an insight into coaching in schools and/or event management.

School Games is the Government’s strategy for school sport, and a key legacy from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. For more information about School Games, please visit www.wesport.org.uk/schoolgames.

As a School Games Maker, you will receive:

  • A coaching bursary towards your Level 1 coaching qualification (in the sport of your choice)
  • A Safeguarding & Protecting Children course
  • Coaching experience through a school placement in your chosen School Games sport*
  • Free branded kit

* Badminton, Football, Netball, Rowing, Table Tennis, Cricket, Trampolining, Basketball, Archery, Cycling, Handball, Hockey, Rugby, Athletics, Gymnastics, Golf, Lacrosse, Tennis, Rounders, Volleyball, Waterpolo, Canoeing, Sailing.

In return, Wesport ask you commit to volunteering for a minimum of 12 hours within a school, to support them in preparation for a Level 2 School Games competition. You will be required to attend the School Games induction workshops, detailed below.

School Games Maker Inductions

Wesport will be running 2 compulsory workshops for all School Games Makers which will include an overview of the School Games programme, the Safeguarding and Children Protection course, First Steps into Coaching course and organisation of your coaching placement.

Induction workshops will run on Thursday 17th October 2013 and Thursday 5th December 2013, 6.30-9.30pm at Emerson’s Green Village Hall.

*Coaching Placement:

If you are selected for the programme, you will gain experience coaching in schools. Wesport will match you up with a school in your area, where you will work alongside a Level 2 or above coach, or a member of staff to help deliver sessions leading up to a School Games competition.    

If you are 16 years or above and keen to get involved, please download the School Games Maker application form.

Please note applications close on Wednesday 9th October 2013 at 5pm.