Leeds Beckett University to host coaching masterclass
Leeds Beckett University will host a masterclass for coaches in Bradford with the aim of increasing participation across the Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) community.
The event, being held on Wednesday 13 April at Valley Parade and BEAP Community Centre, will aim to help create, inspire and encourage new coaches to step forward to create opportunities for young people in the Bradford area. The event also welcomes current coaches who seek to enhance their skills by observing the professional coaches in action.
The Coach Education Masterclass will see three qualified and experienced coaches talk participants through training drills as well as offer tips and techniques for working with players from a range of ages and abilities.
Guests will have the opportunity to network with some of Bradford’s key figures from the coaching scene at Valley Parade. Representatives from the Zesh Rehman Foundation (ZRF), the West Riding County FA (WRCFA), One in a Million, Bradford City Football in the Community (BCFITC) and Shapla FC will each hold focus groups with participants explaining their work and how they can get involved with coaching.
Dr Daniel Kilvington, senior lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies at Leeds Beckett University, who is organising the event, said: “There has traditionally been a lack of grassroots football opportunities in inner city Bradford. If we are to change this, it is essential that we create more football coaches as these figures can make a real difference by creating opportunities for the next generation.
“Because there is also a lack of BME coaches within football, certainly within the professional game, we particularly welcome current and aspiring BME coaches to attend although this is a free event and open to anyone to attend.
“There are coaching opportunities out there but many people are unaware of them. One of the strengths of this event is that it provides a platform to showcase a selection of coaching opportunities that exist with the West Yorkshire area”.
If you would like to attend the Coach Education Masterclass, please contact Dr Daniel Kilvington via email: firstname.lastname@example.org