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Brighton’s Katie Parker up for UK Coaching’s Talent Development Coach of the Year Award

Brighton’s Katie Parker up for UK Coaching’s Talent Development Coach of the Year Award

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Katie Parker, Performance Sport and Fitness Officer at University of Brighton, has been nominated for the title ‘Talent Development Coach of the Year’ in the UK Coaching awards 2017.

Katie’s area of work is Strength and Conditioning. She works with a range of athletes from regional, through to elite and professional – enabling them to reach their goals.

Katie is one of three shortlisted for the award this year. If successful, this will be her second award win, as she won the UK Strength and Conditioning Association’s emerging coach of the year award in 2015.

Winners will be announced at the 20th anniversary of the UK Coaching awards on 30 November in London.

Women in coaching

With women making up just 30% of the total coaching workforce (UK Coaching), it is great to see female coaches being recognised on the national stage. UK Coaching has been working in partnership with County Sport Partnerships (CSPs) and governing bodies (GBs) of sport on Project 500 since 2013. This campaign looked to address the imbalance in the number of female to male coaches and to create a more diverse workforce to drive the growth of female participation in sport.

To link up with coaches and join discussions with other female coaches – please like the Project 500 Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Project500uk/