SCORE Project Trainer Team delivered the national training session in Vilnius, Lithuania. Sarah Milner from sports coach UK, in charge of the toolkit work package and facilitators of the training sessions, together with Heidi Pekkola, Project Manager, and Sara Massini, Project Coordinator, held the last of the 8 national training sessions in Vilnius on the 1st July. Representatives from different sport governing bodies such as Swimmin, Fencing, Judo Arm Wrestling, Karate, Footbal federation and from the Olympic Committee gathered together to discuss on good practices, barriers and obstacles related to gender equality in coaching.
The training sessions have the general objective to raise awareness and educate the representatives of sport federations to use properly the “awareness pack” toolkit, outcome of the first phase of the project. The “awareness pack” contains tools for sport organizations to create a more gender equal environment and facilitate the access of women into coaching. The toolkit contains also tools targeted to women who are interested in coaching. The final version will be edited collecting also the feedback of participants of all training sessions.
The SCORE team will start immediately work to finalize the final version of the toolkit after this last training session in order to be able to present the toolkit at the final conference on 13th of October 2016 in Colone, Germany.
"Strengthening Coaching with the Objective to Raise Equality" – SCORE is a European project supported by the Erasmus+ Sport Programme and led by ENGSO. It brings together 13 key partner organisations. SCORE promotes gender equality in coaching, and focuses on increasing the number of employed and volunteer female coaches at all levels of sport as well as enhancing knowledge on gender equality in coach education. The SCORE project is a two-year project and will be finalised by the end of 2016.
For more information visit the project website http://www.score-coaching.eu/ and follow the discussions on social media with #scorecoaching and #equalityincoaching.