Calling all female coaches - take part in the survey and help build women's coaching in the UK

Calling all female coaches - take part in the survey and help build women's coaching in the UK

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British Cycling is inspiring more women to cycle more often. To help achieve our target of getting one million females on their bikes by 2020, we need to increase the number of females coaching.

We’re doing better than most sports with 23% of British Cycling Qualified coaches being female - 5% above average - but we want to do better.

To achieve our goal, it is vital that we understand the experiences of female coaches, their experiences of coaching qualifications and why some become formally qualified and others don’t. sports coach UK is conducting new research across a number of sports to answer these questions, as well as identifying factors that influence the fact that there are more male than female coaches.

We’re doing better than most sports with 23% of British Cycling Qualified coaches being female - 5% above average - but we want to do better.

If you’re a female cycling coach, regardless of whether you have achieved a British Cycling coaching qualification or not, we’d love you to contact sports coach UK to participate in the research. Those interested in taking part will be invited to complete a short telephone interview lasting around 15 minutes.

The interview will focus on coaches’ experiences of coaching qualifications and the barriers that they believe discourage female coaches from undertaking qualifications. Interviews will take place over the next few weeks and will be scheduled at the most convenient times for coaches.

If you are a female coach and you are interested in taking part in this important new research, or if you know someone who may be interested, please contact Michael Hopkinson, Research Consultant at sports coach UK on the details below:

Michael Hopkinson, Research Consultant, sports coach UK

t: 0113 290 7632 m: 07904 234 850 e-mail: mhopkinson@sportscoachuk.org.

Thank you in advance for your help.