The coaching community did fantastic work to help keep the nation physically and mentally well during the national coronavirus lockdown.
To celebrate the achievements of our brilliant coaches during UK Coaching Week 2020 - we've rounded up some highlights of good news stories from lockdown.
Head Coach of Aberystwyth Basketball Club helps disabled team members stay connected during lockdown
Not all superheroes wear capes, some wear coach jerseys. That’s certainly the case with Lee Coulson, Head Coach of Aberystwyth Basketball Club.
During lockdown, Lee regularly organised catch ups and online singalongs with his basketball team to help them to stay connected.
Moving coaching online during lockdown
Many aspects of coaching became virtual during lockdown – keeping members connected, sharing tips through social media videos, and holding live streamed training sessions.
Cycling coach Karl Meredith even held sprinting and endurance training sessions with juniors via Facebook Live.
Acts of kindness from Wales’ sports clubs
Sports clubs across Wales really did the nation proud through acts of kindness during lockdown. From campaigns to boost mental health, to preparing free meals for the community.
Amongst these great stories, coaches of Swansea’s Imperial Judo Club went above and beyond to keep their members connected online during lockdown. Members with lockdown birthdays even received video messages from their coaches on their birthdays!
UK Coaching Week 2020 runs from 14th - 18th September and it’s all about celebrating our coaches and the fantastic work that they do.
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