About Us

Club and Coach was created to make your life as a busy coach or club manager simpler, by signposting you to relevant training opportunities which are great for CPD (continual professional development). No matter what sport you’re into, we’re a one-stop shop, providing comprehensive course listings and a wealth of valuable information on all kinds of topics, including digital marketing.
You can easily download our templates and fact sheets, read our blogs and interviews, or browse through our list of online courses – whatever you need to improve your knowledge or experience.

How Club and Coach can help you

Whether you want to complete a sports first aid course, a child protection course, or would like to find out about coach education, we provide information on all this and more. Why waste time searching multiple websites when you can find everything you need right here at Club and Coach?
We’ve contacted the organisations who can deliver the courses you need and you can even add your own club to the website if you’d like to promote any courses. Going forward, we’ll also be introducing a job listing resource, so stay tuned for more on this, and we hope to launch our services throughout Ireland and the UK in 2017.

Why is Club and Coach free to use?

Club and Coach is currently funded by Multi Active Coaching and is also a sister organisation of Sports First Aid, which is still managed by Colin. In the future, Club and Coach will offer opportunities to buy certain resources, which will also help to support the site.

How does the site actually work?

Basically, if you work or volunteer in the sports industry and want to upskill yourself or your team, then Club and Coach provides a handy resource which lists local CPD courses. We save you time by compiling everything in the one place and will update you regularly on the latest opportunities.
You can easily search for and view courses on the site by using keywords and location searches, but to access the specific details, you’ll have to log in as a member. Either way, it’s all absolutely free. We also have a blog to read and documents to download, for extra support.

Your Club and Coach director: Colin Manson

With years of experience in the sports industry, Colin knows how time-consuming it can be to unearth CPD opportunities, which sparked the idea for Club and Coach.
Originally from Scotland, Colin’s first business venture was Multi Active Coaching, which he launched in 2008, providing coaching and coach education services. Working with organisations such as Scottish Hockey, the Scottish Borders Council and ECB (English & Wales Cricket Board), Colin also taught sports development at Borders College Scotland and helped develop club accreditation schemes.
In 2010, he then moved to the North Coast of Ireland, where he launched Sports First Aid, while also working in various club development roles for Netball NI, Ulster Hockey and Cricket Ireland. Over the years, he’s written successful funding applications in excess of £1m for a range of government bodies, local authorities, clubs and individuals.
A keen player of cricket, hockey and golf, Colin loves sport and is passionate about building up coaches and clubs that will inspire the next generation.

What can we expect from the weekly and monthly newsletters?

Our weekly newsletters will include information on upcoming courses within the next 10 days, while our monthly newsletters will include listings for the next month and a week. Both newsletters will also include links to our blogs and interviews, and will signpost you to sources of funding.

Do I have to be a member to find out about the courses?

Anyone can visit the Club and Coach website and see what’s available, but to access specific course details and to contact the organiser to make a booking, you will have to log in.

Contact Us

Fill in our contact form below if you have any queries and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can:Sign up to our blog and newsletter to stay up to date with courses in your area.Be social… Follow us on Facebook and Twitter and enjoy ‘Twitter Tuesday’ and ‘Facebook Friday’, when we’ll update you about new courses.