UK sports to receive a national coaching certificate

Standards
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)

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

Sports
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."

The
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
triathlon.

By Ross Wigham

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