Coaching & Workforce

People are at the heart of sport and behind every player on the field is a workforce of people making things tick off it.  At Sport Cardiff, our aim is to help facilitate coaching and volunteering across the City, providing the support needed to create and develop a highly skilled workforce to service the needs of Cardiff's sporting community.


Volunteers play such an important role in society, and sport is no different – volunteers really are the life-blood of sport.  Volunteering is a great way to meet people, make friends, gain experience, learn skills, have fun, and boost your CV …not to mention helping others and making a positive difference to communities!

Interested in volunteering?

If you are thinking about volunteering then getting involved has never been easier – search a wide range of voluntary opportunities and sign-up at the click of a button!

Need volunteers?

If you would like to offer voluntary opportunities then register as a "Provider" and in a few short steps you can be promoting your opportunities to a rapidly expanding, skilled, and experienced volunteer workforce.


Coaches play such a vital role in sport.  Whether that is at elite level or grass-roots – coaches help shape people's experiences of sport, help participants fulfil their potential, and most importantly help people enjoy their sport.  Coaching can be a fun and rewarding experience and plays a key part in attracting, and keeping people involved in sport at whatever stage and whatever level.

Register as a coach to receive:

-          Coaching specific news and information

-          Details of upcoming training opportunities / courses

-          Funding news and information

-          Information about coaching work or coaching opportunities

Search coaching opportunities HERE

Do you need a coach?  Let us know HERE

Want to promote a coaching job or opportunity?   Register as a "Provider" and in a few quick steps you can be promoting your opportunities to a wide and expanding workforce.


Whether you are a coach or have some other role in sport – whatever your involvement the right training and education is vital.  Find out here what training opportunities are available to support you and help you develop.

Want to find a course?

Search our Training Hub to find training courses, coaching qualifications, and workshops in the Cardiff area.

Want to promote a course you are organising?

See if we can help by letting us know HERE


​The Coaching Academy

The Coaching Academy exists as a springboard for coaches to fulfil their potential and develop excellence in their coaching.  It is a 2 year programme including a variety of bespoke workshops delivered by industry experts, mentoring support, peer forums, and coaching opportunities.  In addition, academy members will receive Coaching Academy kit, as well as funding support towards next-step NGB qualifications.  The 'Junior' and 'Student' strands will also receive support through Sports Leadership qualifications.

There are four strands to the Coaching Academy:

JUNIOR:  For young people age 16–19 who are already contributing to sport in the Cardiff area in a coaching / sports leadership capacity.

COMMUNITY:  For sports coaches currently involved in delivering community sport who are keen to develop their coaching knowledge and skills.

ELITE:  For coaches who are either currently coaching in performance environments, or who have been identified as a potential future elite level coach.

Download an application form for the JUNIOR, COMMUNITY, or ELITE Coaching Academy strands or apply online.

STUDENT:  For students studying at Cardiff Met who are already qualified and experienced sports coaches who are committed to their development as a coach and are willing and able to be deployed in a variety environments including the Cardiff Met Sport Junior Academies and Sport Cardiff community programmes.

For further information and for a downloadable STUDENT Application Form please click HERE.

N.B. Students not studying at Cardiff Met may wish to apply under one of the other strands.





For more information, please contact:

Gareth Power

Coaching & Workforce Development Coordinator

(029) 2020 5283