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Coaching Highland was originally set up as Gael Force Ten in May 1995 to develop sports coaches in the Highlands of Scotland across ten sports at any one time. Our primary aims are to develop coaches and talented junior athletes:

1. Improve the quality and quantity of sports coaches in the Highlands.
2. Provide progressive opportunities for young people to participate in sport at all levels.

The organisation is made up of 3 staff and we are based in a small office next to the athletics stadium in the grounds of Inverness Leisure, Bught Park, Inverness.

The project has grown to be extremely successful with increasing budgets and additional programmes being developed.  We offer our core programme support to 10 sports in any one year and at present they are:

Athletics Disability Sport (TBC)
Canoeing Rugby (TBC)
Cricket Sailing
Curling Shinty

These sports are reviewed annually and are subject to change depending on careful selection and graduation criteria.  These sports each receive over £3,000 financial support per annum for coach education and development plus planning and administrative support by the Coaching Highland staff.  Historically, we have also had Basketball, Football, Hockey, Rugby, Swimming and Tennis as core sports.

During the early half of 2005, we re-established ourselves as Coaching Highland (a company limited by guarantee) and have put in place a Board of Directors who will strive to continue this growth.  We now have programmes to support coaches of all sports in the area and with 21 main funders who have continued to demonstrate their support, we are making a significant impact on the development of coaches and coaching in the Highlands.

In fact, we have funded nearly 1,500 coach scholarships and trained 500 multi activity junior sports leaders. Maybe Coaching Highland could help you too?


Company Information:

Coaching Highland is a company limited by guarantee.  Registered in Scotland No: SC279419.
Recognised by the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator as a Scottish Charity - No: SC038094.
Registered Office – Macleod & MacCallum, 28 Queensgate, Inverness, IV1 1YN.

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