Training requirement analysis & Employability Skills Training

SkillsYouth Worker/Multi-Sport Coaches from:

Community Ownership: Target locations: Primary schools, secondary schools, colleges, Universities, Places of Worship, Community Centres, Pupil Referral Units (PRUs), Youth Offending Service, Charities and youth programmes

Using Sport to implement UN Sustainable Development Goals – 3, 5 

We have upskilled youth participants and members of the community to become coach support workers and ECB Level 2 coaches.  All in all, 24 coaches from the community have been trained to deliver the programmes.

Sport as a means to build skills for employability.

Some research suggests that being involved in sport can equip young people with specific ‘core’ and ‘soft’ skills that may raise their level of employability.

‘Core’ skills include those that are directly associated with coaching and sport management. ‘Soft’ skills include the skills and values that are learned through sport, such as: cooperation, leadership, respect for others, knowing how to win and lose, knowing how to manage competition, etc.

Prior to entering into cricket, Samina Mehrab was a full-time mother of three, supporting her children like any mother would.  She was inspired to start getting involved in cricket after her children’s cricket coach, Amran Malik, from Lord’s Taverners, Wicketz programme approached her.  As a consequence, from her voluntary work at Wicketz, Samina gained more confidence which she used to coach older children.  Although, her cricketing skills were limited, she still took on the offer from Amran for the opportunity to become an ECB Level 2 coach.  Samina successfully completed her qualification, through perseverance, commitment, dedication and support from her colleagues, husband, family and friends.  She now coaches women, boys and girls ages 5-19 for Lord’s Taverners Wicketz, Chance to Shine Street, Chance to Shine Schools, ECB All-stars and the girls’ team at Dinton Cricket Club in her local village.  Samina’s family moved over 25 miles away from Luton and yet she still manages to continue volunteering and inspiring youth, women and girls to play cricket.  Her initiation into cricket has inspired more to follow and as a result Luton has formed their first female cricket team by Cricket East.  I am sure nationally many women will be motivated and influenced by her remarkable journey that will continue………