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!
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.
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- Coaching specific news and information
- Details of upcoming training opportunities / courses
- Funding news and information
- Information about coaching work or coaching opportunities
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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.
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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
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
N.B. Students not studying at Cardiff Met may wish to apply under one of the other strands.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 22nd APRIL 2018
For more information, please contact:
Coaching & Workforce Development Coordinator
(029) 2020 5283
If you are involved in coaching for a local sports club or organisation, then you may be eligible for a Community Chest grant. Grants of up to £1500 are awarded to clubs and organisations to assist with increasing participation and / or improving standards in grassroots sport. This can include the cost of coaching courses and qualifications.
For the full criteria, grant information, and application instructions please click
Through ‘Girls Together’ and Sport Cardiff’s ‘Disability Sport Programme’, Sport Cardiff are pleased to be able to offer funding support to current or aspiring
female coaches and
disability sport coaches.
‘FirstStep’ Coaching Bursaries are available to help aspiring coaches get their first step up on the coaching ladder. These bursaries offer support towards level 1 qualifications or equivalent, although please note that coaches will be required to cover a minimum of 25% of the qualification cost and support will be capped at a maximum of £100.
‘Next Step’ Coaching Bursaries are also available for current level 1 qualified coaches wanting to progress to level 2 or equivalent. Female and disability sport coaches can apply for a bursary of up to £200 towards this cost, although they will be required to cover at least 25% of the cost.
If you are female and would like to apply for a ‘Girls Together’ coaching bursary you can do so by clicking
If you are a disabled person wanting to become a coach or are a coach / potential coach in the field of disability sport, then please apply for a disability sport coaching bursary by clicking
The Coaching Bursaries will only support applications that will directly benefit sport in Cardiff and align with Sport Cardiff’s mission of creating “opportunities for all through sport”. Priority will be given to coaches that can directly impact on Sport Cardiff initiatives in order to maximise the impact of these bursaries.
Please note that funding is limited and not all applications will receive funding - coaching busraries cannot be provided for courses already attended. Failure to return a satisfactory monitoring form and supporting documentation (e.g. certificates) may result in the bursary being re-claimed. Recipients will be expected to support Sport Cardiff initiatives and events during the year of the bursary where possible. Applicants must be age 18+ at the time of application.