Hertfordshire Sports Partnership have used Women in Sport’s ‘train the trainer’ workshop content to host a Coach Education seminar – the biggest of its kind in Europe.
In November last year, Women in Sport teamed up with Sport England to deliver two ‘train the trainer’ style workshops to enable County Sport Partnerships (CSPs) to share our key insights and advice across local networks.
Alongside our Insight Series in February, a number of organisations have been able to take our research to transform women and girls’ lives through sport.
We’ve received fantastic examples of how many CSPs are driving female participation, utilising our insight to inform strategy and action planning. Hertfordshire Sports Partnership have made an equally impressive impact, hosting their Coach Education last week, the largest of its type in Europe.
This workshop was free and offered to all local partners and organisations.
The workshop was oversubscribed, with many different organisations signing up to get some great tips and advice on how to get more women and girls active at their clubs or sessions.
As part of this, Jane Parker, Women and Girls Sports Project Officer, delivered a ‘Getting Women & Girls Active: A Practical Guide’ workshop. This is what she had to say:
“The toolkit from Women in Sport was really easy to use and adapt to our local workshop, especially the tasks: it’s always tricky thinking of a task that is relevant and gets the participants thinking and putting into action what they are learning.
“We have had some great feedback with many coaches and instructors already putting into action ideas and suggestions they learnt from the workshop.
“This workshop resource has been fantastic in allowing us to deliver locally and pass on the knowledge we have and Women in Sport has to our partners. So a big thank-you from the Herts Sports Partnership!”
Women in Sport encourages all CSPs to have a look at the toolkit and share locally. It’s a handy tool to use and help partners think differently about how they align their programmes to women and girls.