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Manchester Festival of Coaching 2024 in manchester

*** FREE PLACES *** We are thrilled to announce we have managed to secure additional funding to support our inaugural 2024 festival, which means ALL PLACES ARE NOW FREE!

See individual day tabs below for full details and how to register.


Welcome to Manchester, a city with unrivalled sporting history, reputation and landscape.

Supported by several strong pillars. Two premier league powerhouses. A historic sporting legacy. World class venues and facilities. Successful hosting of major sporting events, including the 2002 Commonwealth Games, Women’s EURO 2022 and Davis Cup. This is Manchester.

We’re proud that no other city, arguably in the world, understands the significance of sport and physical activity as a catalyst for change.

Manchester is a world-renowned city of firsts. Punching above its weight when it comes to innovation. A city that thrives on pushing boundaries.

As a ‘city of firsts’, we’re inviting YOU to the join us at the very first Manchester Festival of Coaching.

This June, Manchester becomes the epicentre of coaching – and you're invited to be at the heart of it all.

Whether you’re an established career coach looking to enhance your skills and build your network, or an enthusiastic volunteer trying to support your local community, this summer’s inaugural Manchester Festival of Coaching is your chance to supercharge your skills, network with like-minded individuals, and become part of a movement that's redefining coaching.

VIEW THE FULL FESTIVAL PROGRAMME HERE


Overview: ‘Lift off’, featuring Kirk Vallis, Phoebe Schecter and Sarah Green, with sessions including "Innovation and Creative Thinking", "Engaging and Embracing Diverse Cultures" and a practical Invasion Games masterclass. 

Venue: National Speedway Stadium

Time: 10:00 - 16:00 

An opportunity not to be missed for you or your organisation to hear from top coaches and guest speakers in Manchester.
 
SECURE YOUR DAY 1 FREE PASS NOW
 
SEE FULL DAY 1 PROGRAMME

Thank-you and we look forward to welcoming you.
 
*Please note that places are limited number, and therefore these FREE PASSES will be issued on a first come, first serve basis. Please book on ASAP to avoid any disappointment, and please only select and book sessions you are committed to attending.

Overview:  3v3 Coach Observation

Venue: Manchester College, Openshaw Campus, M11 2WH

Time: 18:30 - 20:00 

An opportunity not to be missed for you or your organisation to hear from top coaches and guest speakers in Manchester.
 
SECURE YOUR DAY 2 FREE PASS NOW

SEE FULL DAY 2 PROGRAMME

*Please note, due to unforseen circumstances the Disabiliity Inclusion Workshops are no longer taking place
 
Thank-you and we look forward to welcoming you.
 
*Places are limited number, and therefore these FREE PASSES will be issued on a first come, first serve basis. Please book on ASAP to avoid any disappointment, and please only select and book sessions you are committed to attending.

Overview: The Rights of the Child, featuring workshops including "Emotional Intelligence in Sport Coaching: How to Manage your own and others' emotions."

Venue: Manchester Metropolitan Institute of Sport

Time: All Day

An opportunity not to be missed for you or your organisation to hear from top coaches and guest speakers in Manchester.
 
SECURE YOUR DAY 3 FREE PASS NOW

SEE FULL DAY 3 PROGRAMME
 
Thank-you and we look forward to welcoming you.
 
*Please note that places are limited number, and therefore these FREE PASSES will be issued on a first come, first serve basis. Please book on ASAP to avoid any disappointment, and please only select and book sessions you are committed to attending.

Overview: Coaching in High Performance breakfast discussion, workshop and panel debate, featuring UK Sport & Friends, Andy Bradshaw, Jenny Coady & Dr Amy Whitehead, Etrainu and Coaching High Performance Females.

Venue: Manchester Institute of High Performance

Time: 10:00 - 18:00 and 18:00 - 22:00

An opportunity not to be missed for you or your organisation to hear from top coaches and guest speakers in Manchester.
 
SECURE YOUR DAY 4 FREE PASS NOW

SEE FULL DAY 4 PROGRAMME
 
Thank-you and we look forward to welcoming you.
 
*Please note that places are limited number, and therefore these FREE PASSES will be issued on a first come, first serve basis. Please book on ASAP to avoid any disappointment, and please only select and book sessions you are committed to attending.

Overview: Partner Day, plus evening group run and chat with Gary Laybourne.

Venue: Manchester Metropolitan University

Time: 10:00 - 16:00 

An opportunity not to be missed for you or your organisation to hear from top coaches and guest speakers in Manchester.
 
SECURE YOUR DAY 5 FREE PASS NOW

SEE FULL DAY 5 PROGRAMME
 
Thank-you and we look forward to welcoming you.
 
*Please note that places are limited number, and therefore these FREE PASSES will be issued on a first come, first serve basis. Please book on ASAP to avoid any disappointment, and please only select and book sessions you are committed to attending.

 

Overview: The Next Generation, featuring Coach Core, Access Sport, We Love Manchester and CIMSPA. With a bookable table tennis activator course in the afternoon.

Venue: Manchester Metropolitan University

Time: 10:00 - 16:00 

An opportunity not to be missed for you or your organisation to hear from top coaches and guest speakers in Manchester.
 
SECURE YOUR DAY 6 FREE PASS NOW

SEE FULL DAY 6 PROGRAMME
 
Thank-you and we look forward to welcoming you.
 
*Please note that places are limited number, and therefore these FREE PASSES will be issued on a first come, first serve basis. Please book on ASAP to avoid any disappointment, and please only select and book sessions you are committed to attending.

Overview: ‘‘Touch Down", featuring Rachel Taylor, Born Barikor and Becky Topping with sessions including "Women's Sport in Manchester", "Celebrating Neurodiversity" and "(Re)Engaging Adults".

Venue: National Cycling Centre

Time: 10:00 - 16:30

An opportunity not to be missed for you or your organisation to hear from top coaches and guest speakers in Manchester.
 
SECURE YOUR DAY 7 FREE PASS NOW

SEE FULL DAY 7 PROGRAMME
 
Thank-you and we look forward to welcoming you.
 
*Please note that places are limited number, and therefore these FREE PASSES will be issued on a first come, first serve basis. Please book on ASAP to avoid any disappointment, and please only select and book sessions you are committed to attending.

Ahead of the festival, we have produced some videos and podcasts produced to get you ready for the week.

Carpool Coachaoke

Warren Abrahams - Advice for Coaches
Warren Abrahams - Carpool Coachaoke

- Russel Earnshaw - Advice to Coaches 
Russel Earnshaw - Carpool Coachaoke  

- Tony Fretwell - Advice to Coaches 
Tony Fretwell - Carpool Coachaoke 
 
Plus a podcast conversation with Phoebe Schecter

Soundcloud

Spotify 

Apple 

For any enquiries or questions, please contact support@sportingpeople.co.uk

A member of our team will be in touch.

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