Scottish Cycling, the governing body for cycling in Scotland, launched their 2014 Commonwealth Games Project which aims to develop the next generation of cycling coaches in Scotland.
The project, in partnership with sportscotland, will provide scholarship funding, to individuals, which will allow Scottish Cycling to train and develop the next generation of coaches within two key development areas; Young coaches and Female coaches.
Successful applications of the coaching project will receive:
- Scholarship part funding towards a UKCC level 1 coaching course
- A coach support / mentor for up to 1 year
- Support and additional coach development opportunities from Scottish Cycling
Scottish Cycling’s Education and Training Officer, Craig McCulloch said: “The training of new coaches, particularly young and female coaches, is essential to the successful development of our sport. Developing a number of new coaches allows us to create a well-functioning and sustainable coaching pathway which will ensure participation in cycling continues to grow.”
“The funding that we have received from sportscotland not only allows us to provide additional support to coaches but allow us to train a new generation.”
Vicky Strange, Scottish Cycling’s Head of Development said: “Over the past few years we have seen an increase in the number of youth and female participants in our sport but we want to ensure this continues to grow over the next 4 years. We believe that more female and youth coaches working at club level will support this growth by helping to create a club environment that welcomes, encourages and supports youth and female participants.”
To apply for one of these coaching scholarships please read the terms and conditions below and then fill out an application form.
Applications will close on January 31st 2015 after which date we will be in contact. Click here for Full Terms and Conditions