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Sports Coaching Work Experience Project


Sport Newcastle Partner Hat-Trick Leadership Coaching

Hat-Trick Leadership Academy : Introduction to Sports Coaching


Hat-Trick was established in 2005 through a unique partnership between the Football Association and Newcastle New Deal for Communities. Initially a three year project, it has developed in to a multi-sport programme supporting young people in the most deprived areas of Newcastle. They work in schools, club and community settings and last year had 1,830 participants taking part in 50 venues.


A central ethos of Hat-Trick’s work is to ‘grow’ their own staff by encouraging participants to become volunteers, who then train as coaches and leaders


What Hat-Trick Do:


Work (predominantly) with young people, often with low self esteem who face many barriers to achieving their potential. A strong team of local coaches and volunteers provide support and act as positive role models to help young people raise their aspirations through sport. The team delivers a range of multi-sport activities such as football, badminton, tennis and dodgeball. Team members also focus on women and girls’ access to sport and organise volunteering and training.


“The best thing about Hat-Trick is that the coaches encourage the typical non-players to join in. They develop their confidence, skills and talent. The children love it and so do the parents.”    

Deputy Head, Newcastle Primary School



Hat-Trick intends to set up a 1-year Introduction to Sports Coaching programme for 10 Y12/13 (6th form) students from some of the most deprived areas of the City. They will be provided with work experience placements, tutoring and training.


Programme outcomes:


  •     Sports Leaders Awards, Levels 1 & 2.

  •     National Governing Body Sports Activators Awards,

  •     1st for Sport Level 2 course in Multi-Skills Development, including Emergency First Aid & Safeguarding.

  •     Enhanced DBS check.

  •     Street Games Level 2 qualifications.

  •     Work Experience to develop coaching, administrative & interpersonal skills, working with an average of 50-60 children per day.

Cost: £5,000

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