Following the visibility guidelines defined during the kickoff meeting, the project SCORE was presented during the the 10th ICCE Global Coach Conference hosted in Finland by Vierumäki, the Sport Institute of Finland, in co-operation with the Finnish Olympic Committee and the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture.
The theme of the conference was ‘Coach and Athlete Empowerment: a winning combination’, and was attended by approximately 400 delegates. These attendees were from Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, the UK and USA and a number of international organisations.
The conference took place between 23-25 August 2015 and the extensive programme of coaching research and practice attracted Front-line Coaches and Performance Directors; Coach Developers and Coach Education Directors and Coaching Researchers.
One of the themes of the Conference was ‘Women in Coaching’ and two 90 minute workshops were run with approximately 70 participants attending. The main aims of the sessions were to:
- Identify solutions and recommendations to address the lack of female coaches in sport
- Contribute to the ICCE call to action for a collaborative and strategic approach across the globe to tackle this important issue
During the workshops further evidence for the ICCE Women in coaching ‘call to action’ was gathered and one of the good examples presented was the SCORE project which is a concrete project to raise equality in coaching. Delegates and participants enjoyed the excellent opportunity to network and the opportunity to know information related to project supported by the European Commission with the Erasmus+ programme through the leaflets of SCORE project available to take away during the meeting .