Northern Active Partnerships campaign returns to encourage more women into coaching

By GreaterSport | 16 September 2019 | TAGS: Volunteers, workforce, #PassOnYourPassion

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This year, starting on 16th September in West Yorkshire, #PassOnYourPassion is back for a second tour of the North. This time, the campaign is not only celebrating female coaches, but also any female workforce that help make sport and physical activity happen, including the vast array of voluntary roles including club welfare officers, chairs, committee members, activators and many more!    

In 2017, 13 Active Partnerships (APs) from Yorkshire, the North East and North West collaborated to take forward #PassOnYourPassion. Over a 13-week period, all the APs based in the North of England worked together to plan, develop and implement a co-ordinated awareness raising campaign focused on recognising and celebrating the contribution made by females in coaching roles; highlighting the impact they have enabling others to be active.

In addition to raising the profile and role played by the existing workforce, #PassOnYourPassion also served as a ‘call to action’ in respect of aiming to inspire the next generation to get involved in taking up coaching.

In Greater Manchester, we want to celebrate female coaches and volunteers who have had to overcome barriers to be able to get involved, in order to inspire and encourage others, that they too could coach or volunteer in their community. We will also be encouraging women currently within the workforce, to think of someone they know and encourage and support them to give it a go. If you work with any female volunteers or coaches, or are one yourself, with a great story to tell, then we want to share it with the hope of inspiring others to follow in their footsteps. Please complete this simple form to nominate a female coach or volunteer to feature in the campaign!

For 2019 the tour dates are as follows:

  • Yorkshire Sport (West Yorkshire) 16-22 September
  • Yorkshire Sport (South Yorkshire) 23-29 September
  • Active Humber (Humber) 30-6 September/October
  • North Yorkshire Sport (North Yorkshire) 7-13 October
  • Tees Valley Sport (Tees Valley) 14-20 October
  • County Durham Sport (Durham) 21-27 October
  • Tyne and Wear Sport (Tyne and Wear) 28-3 October/November
  • Northumberland Sport (Northumberland) 4-10 November
  • Active Cumbria (Cumbria) 11-17 November
  • Active Lancashire (Lancashire) 18-24 November
  • Merseyside Sports Partnership (Merseyside) 25-1 November/December
  • Active Cheshire (Cheshire) 2-8 December
  • GreaterSport (Greater Manchester) 9-15 December

You can also get involved by using the hashtag #PassOnYourPassion when posting on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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