Council Launches Coach Education Programme 16 September 2019 Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council is helping local sports clubs and coaches avail of specialised training courses as part of the Council’s popular coach education programme. The annual programme includes nearly 20 courses, which are aimed at helping those involved in a sports coaching role, to obtain the skills and knowledge to develop their club and get the best out of their players or athletes. Courses include Strength & Conditioning, Sports Nutrition, Sports Performance Analysis, Sports Psychology and First Aid to name but a few. Speaking at the launch of the programme, the Chairman of the Council’s Leisure & Community Development Committee, Alderman James Tinsley said, “The Council is delighted to be leading the way in the provision of coach education for sports clubs. The great strength of the clubs in our area is very much down to the ability of our coaches which depends greatly on the development opportunities provided to them through subsidised initiatives such as these programmes. “I would like to thank World Police and Fire Games Champion and coach for Lisburn Taekwondo Club, Peter Stewart for helping to launch this year’s coach education programme. I hope Peter’s dedication and achievements in his sport will inspire local sports clubs to register for many of these courses and help nurture the next generation of sporting stars within Lisburn & Castlereagh.” For a copy of the coach education programme, please visit www.lisburncastlereagh.gov.uk/things-to-do/sports-development/coaching-courses or call 028 9250 9567.