This weekend, the new UKCC (UK Coaching certificates endorsed by 1st4sport) Level 2 course made its first visit across the border to Scotland. Taking into account the pilot courses, Level 2 places have been available for just 24mths.
Meanwhile, in London there is a last minute rush for places, with the need to put bursary funding (often generous, but dependent on area) in place by the closing date for applications this Wednesday 22nd January.
The Scotland course, based at Edinburgh Napier University, consists of 12 very good, enthusiastic and open-minded coaches.
Said one of the course tutors, Trevor Hoskins, “This is a very responsive group.”
Between now and 23rd March 2014, the 12 will undertake six days of intense tuition and complete significant quantities of homework, session planning and video submissions of techniques from their own clubs.
In London to date, there have been expressions of interest by nineteen willing participants. The race is now on to submit applications and make payment by Wednesday 22nd January with finalised submissions received on a first-come, first-served basis…
The number of qualified UKCC coaches can be monitored by Nation and Region as it grows (link)
With the voting through (by massive majority) of the new single constitution across the three England Regions, there has been a sea change in attitude within the England Wrestling Family.
It is reminiscent of the 2013 international change in attitudes as Wrestling fought alongside each other to retain, successfully, the sport’s place in the Olympics.
All across the UK, coaches are now working closely together to grow Wrestling.