Could you be a Sports Leader within your community?

March 23, 2021

Are you passionate about walking, cycling or running and keen to share this with others? Would you like to take part in free training that will provide you with qualifications to deliver sport and physical activity experiences to your local community? If so, then sign up to the brand new Sports Leader programme!

This programme – which is part of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council’s Get Moving ABC initiative – has a number of carefully designed courses designed to give participants the skills, knowledge and practical experience to deliver physical activity sessions to individuals, groups or families living in the borough. All for free!

It is aimed at people interested in becoming a qualified leader in either walking, cycling, or running and in particular, those who support people with long-term health issues, disabilities, families and organisations working with children & young people

Each programme includes a coaching award, a first aid course, pre or post course training and disability awareness training, where appropriate.

“Our Get Moving ABC initiative aims to increase the variety and number of activities on offer within our borough, and to support people to be active every day,” commented the Lord Mayor of Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon, Councillor Kevin Savage.

“This fantastic Sports Leader Programme gives those with a passion for sports and coaching a wonderful opportunity to gain qualifications that will enable them to encourage others to get involved in physical activity, to share their knowledge and to really make a difference in people’s lives. There are a number of programmes to choose from based on walking, running and cycling as well as ensuring inclusivity for all.”

Places on the courses are limited and will be allocated to those who meet the programme’s criteria and complete and return the Expression of Interest form. Please note, expressing an interest does not guarantee you a place.

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