Applications are now open for the 2014 Great Start Programme, that supports coaches by giving them the opportunity to apply for grants.
Great Start grants are available to both aspiring and amateur coaches who wish to further their qualifications. You can apply for grants via the brand’s Facebook page www.facebook.com/GilletteUK
The scheme, that is run in partnership with sports coach UK, was this year launched by Gillette brand ambassador Joe Hart.
Gillette is also continuing to supporting the UK Coaching Awards, hosted by sports coach UK, which celebrate the role of coaching in encouraging participation, performance and excellence. As part of the Great Start Programme Gillette is offering people the chance to nominate a coach who deserves recognition for their work for the UK Community Coach of the Year Award.
Gillette’s ongoing partnership with sports coach UK is part of the brand’s continued commitment to help support coaching development.
Today the ASA membership Services Team have supplied a list of clubs that have failed to either complete the OMS system or havent made the necessary payment.
This now means that the club is not covered by the ASA Insurance and the club should not train or compete until the information has been made available to the ASA Membership Services Department
Welcome to the ASA homepage for the Attitudes in Sport campaign.
The National Deaf Children’s Society and the ASA have teamed up to create the Deaf-Friendly Swimming i-Learn course to help coaches become more deaf aware.
The accredited course is easy to complete and free of charge. The Deaf-Friendly Swimming i-Learn Course is an excellent tool for teachers and coaches to learn how to teach and coach the deaf swimmer and ensure that deaf and hard of hearing young people are supported in accessing swimming sessions.
The ASA and the IOS encourage every active teacher and coach to take advantage of this brilliant free course to continue to ensure that swimming is a fully inclusive sport.
In preparation for the 2014 membership year, the insurance provided to the ASA/SASA/WASA/IOS, its affiliated clubs and members, has been reviewed and a new policy and insurer will be in place from April 2014.
The Sport and Recreation Alliance are accepting nominations for their annual awards, which recognise recreational organisations, bodies and clubs for the work they do in their communities – and there are cash prizes up for grabs!
There are 6 categories for nominations covering the breadth of work that is done in the community, and prizes will be awarded for the following:
•Volunteer Management - £1,000
•School Links - £1,000
•Professional Club Community Project of the Year Award - £1,000
•Green Thinking - £1,000
•Innovative Project Award - £1,000
As well as an Overall Community Sport and Recreation winner who will scoop a cash prize of £2,500!
The National Deaf Children’s Society and the Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) have teamed up to create the Deaf-Friendly Swimming i-Learn course to help coaches become more deaf aware. This accredited course is easy to complete and free of charge.
The Deaf-Friendly Swimming i-Learn course is an excellent tool for teachers and coaches to learn how to teach and coach the deaf swimmer and ensure that deaf and hard of hearing young people are fully supported in accessing swimming sessions.
The ASA and the IoS encourage every active teacher and coach to take advantage of this brilliant free course to continue to ensure that swimming is a fully inclusive sport.
Sport England is today announcing a special £5 million flood relief fund to help restore pitches and repair sports facilities damaged by the recent floods and storms.
£5 million of National Lottery funding will be made available to sports clubs, local authorities and other community organisations for emergency repairs to damaged facilities such as football, rugby and cricket pitches, water sports centres, pavilions, changing rooms and floodlights.
The ASA Northwest Region Board would like your assistance and support by completing the brief questionnaire within the link below. This should take no longer than a few minutes of your time but will be an important piece of research for the Board to understand the needs of clubs in the region.
22 November 2013
The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) have honoured three of the ASA’s child welfare volunteers for their work in aquatic sports.