UK Coaching (formerly Sports Coach UK) - the non-profit which exists to support coaching excellence in the UK - has become a full member of the International Council for Coaching Excellence (ICCE) for the first time.
The move will see UK Coaching join an international group of coaching leaders across the world, working together to support the development of sports coaching. UK Coaching’s director of coaching Emma Atkins, said: “We are thrilled to join the ICCE family to ensure that we assist UK coaches and coach developers to work across the international community.
“We are also keen to share our learning with others so that our principles of great coaching reach people across the globe, and they too, can recognise the life changing benefits of coaching for the participant and the coach.
“It’s important that people know that great coaching is all about people and that a great coach connects and understands the person in front of them in order to help them to thrive, whatever their motivation.
“It is this connected philosophy which also underpins our recently launched approach to coach learning, which has been adopted by UK partners, offering greater opportunities for the continuing professional development of our coaches in order to meet the needs of their participants.”
ICCE secretary general Dr Ladislav Petrovic, said: "We are very excited to welcome UK Coaching into the ICCE family.
“UK Coaching has been a beacon of light for coach development and the recognition of coaching from the beginning.
“We are looking forward to our cooperation and to developing many new and interesting projects together to support coaching in the UK and internationally".
The ICCE, is a not-for-profit, international organisation with the mission of leading and supporting the development of sport coaching globally established in central Global Coaching Office at Leeds Beckett University in 2011.