Coach Education and Health Promotion participants at the 2018, Darug (Mount Druitt) workshop
and health promotion WORKSHOPS
Footage from Netball Coach Education and Health Promotion Workshop.
Video courtesy of Netball New South Wales, Wangal Lands
Sport has been used as a tool to connect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities with social, education, and employment opportunities.
Coaching Unlimited is a coach education and health promotion program created in consultation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and national sport organisations to deliver formal coach accreditation training in a variety of sports. In addition, Coaching Unlimited goes beyond initial coach accreditation by providing research-led educational programs that develop coaching knowledge and skills in meaningful areas such as nutrition, leadership, mentoring, health promotion and cultural connectedness. The coaches who attend these workshops can then share their knowledge with their athletes, coaching networks, and local communities in which they live and work. To ensure the success of Coaching Unlimited, researchers measure the impact of the workshop on the coaches and their communities over time.
Coaching Unlimited, in partnership with Netball New South Wales and Netball Australia, has so far held three successful coach education and health promotion workshops in New South Wales (see the research report below and the video link for further information about the impact of the first program).