Football coaches from underrepresented social groups in the UK wanted for ground-breaking and important project. Your voice counts!
The School of Sport at Leeds Beckett University and English Football Association invite you, as a football coach, to participate in an important UK study examining occupational well-being for football coaches. The team of researchers at the University, commissioned by the FA, are committed to representing coaches’ perspectives of their sporting experiences. This email is to tell you a little more about the project, and invite your participation.
The project is being led by Leeds Beckett University researchers who work to address issues of equality in, and individual experiences of, sport and coaching. The coaching profession should reflect the diverse sporting populations that it serves, but some particular social groups are presently underrepresented, including Black and Minority Ethnic male coaches, and all female coaches. Therefore, this study aims to collect more information on how such coaches experience their profession and working within their clubs and organisations within the UK. Your participation in this study is vital. This is a ground-breaking and innovative study being led by the University and the findings will be utilised by the FA to inform coach education, development and practice provision.