It’s National Coaching Week from 3rd – 9th June! The Trust employees a large number of coaches across departments from Health to Disability. All who improve and shape the lives, in a one way or another, of people in the Derbyshire community.

The Trust would like to take this opportunity to showcase some of our excellent coaching staff…

Danny (above with RTC U11s team) was first introduced to the Trust in 2008, when he completed two weeks of work experience whilst studying his GCSEs. Fast forward to 2011, he was successful in achieving an Apprentice Community Coach position in the Coaching Department at the Trust.

Danny found his love for coaching and sports development within schools and the education sector during his Apprentice training. His commitment and passion for the role was soon recognised by Coaching management and Danny was moved to a full-time Community Coach role in just two years.

In the years to follow, Danny was given the opportunity to lead the North Area of coaches in Derby. It wasn’t long until Danny’s responsibilities expanded to City Lead Coach as well as providing teacher support, delivering on TIPs, RTC, Weekend Coaching and is Line Manger to three other staff members.

Danny has recently been in a project called Move and Learn, which promotes exercise and nutrition in primary schools…

Participation Manager, Rich Mansfield:

“A big proportion of Danny’s Year Five class did not enjoy taking part in PE lessons at school, and didn’t like being active at lunchtime. Danny’s enthusiasm and coaching skills allowed them to start enjoying taking part in physical activity.

Most of the pupils now take a more active approach in their school PE lessons and actually look forward to the class – they even remember to bring their own kit!”

Community Coach and Derby City Lead, Danny Tomlinson:

“I started at DCCT eight years ago aspiring to be a football coach through their Apprenticeship scheme. Throughout that time not only have I excelled as a Football Coach delivering at both the RTC and TIPs programmes, I now work alongside primary school teachers supporting them to gain more confidence and knowledge around the PE national curriculum.

I deliver programmes designed to engage children around leading healthier and more active lifestyles, as well as working with pupils who do not engage in within the school curriculum.

The journey over the last eight years has been an exciting one, and has provided me with great opportunities to develop my coaching ability!”

To learn more about coaching opportunities within the Trust, please contact [email protected]

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