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Glyndŵr University Sport has entered into a ground breaking partnership with Sport Wales to develop provision of coach education across North Wales

08 June 2010
Glyndŵr University Sport has entered into a ground breaking partnership with Sport Wales (formerly Sports Council for Wales) to help further develop coordination and provision of coach education across North Wales.

From September of this year Glyndŵr University will assume responsibility for administrating and coordination of Sports Coach UK and Running Sports courses across North Wales.

The aim of increasing uptake on previous years will be achieved through close partnership working and raising awareness of the range of courses available. To support this, discussions are ongoing to develop a micro site on the Sport Wales website, Coaching Wales.

The move supports Sport Wales ongoing More Coaches Better Coaches strategy and will also coincide with the high profile Behind Every Star campaign which will visiting Wrexham’s Eagles Meadow shopping complex on 24 and 25 September 2010.

As part of its wider remit as a member of the North Wales Regional Institute of Sport, Glyndŵr University has engaged the services of Rex Stevens as consultant Coach Education Manager and has appointed Kirsty Percival as Coach Education Officer.

The long term aim is to see the development of a Glyndŵr Centre for Sports Science, Coaching and Development through partnership agreements with academic departments, national governing bodies of sport, local authorities and the North Wales Regional Institute of Sport.

Work has also begun on coordinating a Coach Education Week for October 2010 which will see a wide range of courses being run at Glyndŵr University and across North Wales. It is hoped that this inaugural week will turn into an annual event.

In addition to the above Kirsty Percival will be supporting the university's Sport and Exercise Sciences and Education schools in enhancing coach education opportunities for undergraduates.

Over the longer term potential student recruitment will result from managing and developing sports coaching education schemes and projects, working with schools, community clubs, further education colleges, local authorities and sports governing bodies.

Coach Education Week starts week commencing Monday 25 October 2010. Contact Kirsty Percival on 01978 293590 for more information.
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