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Case Study: fenland ‘community sports coach project’

Activity Graphic
Low level of access to high quality and quantity of sports coaching. Council’s Sports Development team deployed two full time sports coaches across Fenland, in areas of greatest need.

 

Location & Issues

Fenland DC
Low level of access to high quality and quantity of sports coaching.

Main Partners

  • Fenland DC
  • Sports clubs within the community
  • Schools in Fenland
  • Cambridgeshire Active Sports Partnership
  • England Basketball
  • England Netball
  • England Hockey

Project Description

The scheme aims to provide 7500 hours of sports coaching over three years to the community of Fenland. The project employs two full time sports coaches (1x Basketball and 1x Hockey / Netball) who will be strategically deployed by Fenland Districts Council’s Sports Development Team in areas of most need.

These areas especially include the more rural areas of Fenland. It is clear that those living in rural areas in Fenland do not have access to quality sports coaching and this project seeks to address this, offering equal opportunities throughout the district.


Project Outcomes

Year 1 – 2500 hours of sports coaching delivered
Year 2 – 2500 hours of sports coaching delivered
Year 3 – 2500 hours of sports coaching delivered

Year 1 – average attendance per session = 8
Year 2 – average attendance per session = 10
Year 3 – average attendance per session = 12

3 year target – average increase in membership of partner sports clubs as a direct result of this project = 25%
3 year target – 6 new community sports club emerging as a result of the coaching activity.

General Targets:

  • Increased use of rural sports facilities
  • Increased range of people benefiting from sports coaching
  • Increased level of skill, fitness and health in the rural community
  • Increased number of high profile community sports events

Project Costs

£141,600 (Total Cost over the 3 year period)

contact information

Website: www.fenland.gov.uk