Equity in Your Coaching
Coaching equity resources that promote fair play and equality in sport coaching.
Promote equality and diversity in sport coaching using this helpful guide
Equity in Your Coaching will raise your awareness of equity and fairness issues in sport.
Disabled people, ethnic minorities, women and girls experience discrimination and barriers to participation in sport on a regular basis. Make your sport fair, open and accessible to everyone, regardless of ability, race and gender - this is what equity is all about.
Everyone involved has a responsibility to improve equality standards for sport. As a coach, you have an important role to play. Full guidance on best practice is given in this book.
This updated resource complies with current legislation and the creation of the Commission for Equality and Human rights with additional case studies, scenarios and appendices.
Endorsed by English Federation of Disability Sport, Sporting Equals and Women's Sports Foundation.
- Author: Simon Kirkland, Aj Sharma & Mahesh Patel
- ISBN: 9781905540808
- Length: 150 Pages
- Copyright Year: REVISED 2010
- Section 1 - Setting the Context
- Section 2 - Barriers to Participation
- Section 3 - Language and Terminology
- Section 4 - Tips for more Equitable Coaching
- Section 5 - Challenging Inequitable Behaviour
- Section 6 - Legal Frameworks Affecting Equity
- Section 7 - Action Plan for Change
- Section 8 - Where Next?
"UK Sport fully support the 'Equity in Your Coaching' workshop and resource in developing an equitable workforce."
-- Charlotte Edward, Equality Policy Officer, UK Sport
Simon Kirkland gained a Bachelor of Education specialising in Physical Education before putting that into practice for six years in Birmingham. He then took up the challenge of managing an inner-city dual-use centre in Birmingham where he developed imaginative club development programmes. In 1991 he was appointed as Birmingham City Council's Sports Development Officer for Young People. Through the construction of the Young People and Sport strategy he further developed the club development scheme into the Community Sports Club Project, which was highlighted as an example of good practice in the House of Commons.
Following a two-year period managing Sport and Leisure in an area of Birmingham he was appointed in February 1998 as the English Basketball Association's first National Development Manager, where he was invited to become Chief Executive Officer.
After over four years at the helm, Simon left England Basketball in 2002 to initiate Sport Structures Limited a Consultancy giving advice to Governing Bodies, Local Authorities and other organisations using sport. He now employs three people and delivers projects supporting Governing Body planning and project manages major sports Development initiatives. Simon is also a Senior Tutor for sports coach UK.