Free training for S4/5 pupils to become sports coaches

Pupils can learn to coach sports at all levels, with the School Sport Coaching Project.

Pupils can learn to coach sports at all levels, with the School Sport Coaching Project. Open to S4 and S5 pupils.

Do you know a Breadalbane pupil who is good at sports, good with people, and who thinks they could be a good sports coach? Then you need to tell them about this opportunity.

The School Sport Coaching Project offers a limited number of places for pupils currently in S4 and S5 to train FOR FREE as sports coaches. The deadline for applications is March 27, so hurry — click here to download the form, and apply now!

This is a great personal-development opportunity for Breadalbane kids, and will look fantastic on your child’s pupil profile when they’re applying to an employer, a college or a university.

Sports coaching courses are available in the following sports:

  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Coaching disabled athletes
  • Cricket
  • First Aid
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Hockey
  • Netball
  • Orienteering
  • Rugby
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Parents or pupils who have questions about the SSCP scheme are welcome to contact Karen Todd, Breadalbane’s Active School’s co-ordinator. Email her at

Deadline for applications is Friday March 27, so apply now! Download and complete the application form, and then send it to:

School Sport Coaching Project, 79 Dunkeld, Road, Perth PH1 5DH

Once they have completed their training, pupils must provide 10 hours of volunteer sports coaching to school clubs. Karen Todd will work with successful applicants to help match them to the right clubs and activities for their skills.

Download the application form

The School Sport Coaching Project is an initiative of Perth and Kinross Council, in partnership with the Gannochy Trust. Image taken from the Flickr Stream of clappstar, under the Creative Commons license.

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