UK sports to receive a national coaching certificate

of sports coaching in the UK are set for a boost as the first 22 sports are
formally invited to be the pioneers of a the new National Coaching Certificate

NCC is being developed by Sports Coach UK, working with sports governing
bodies, UK Sport and the Home Country Sports Councils. 

minister Richard Caborn said: "Improving the number and ability of coaches
is a vital part of our plan to improve sports provision in the UK. The NCC will
give coaches a nationally recognised and transferable qualification for the
first time."

22 first-wave sports are: athletics, badminton, basketball, canoeing, cricket,
cycling, equestrian, football, golf, gymnastics, hockey, judo, netball, rowing,
rugby league, rugby union, sailing, squash, swimming, table tennis, tennis and

By Ross Wigham

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