Male Ambassador: Wayne Smith

Project 500 are pleased to welcome our latest male ambassador, Wayne Smith a Boxing Coach from Kent.   “I think initiatives like Project 500 are really important to help get more women into coaching, especially in Boxing. We are a traditionally male dominated sport and it is hard for women to take that first step … Continue reading

Male Ambassador: Gary Street

Project 500 is delighted to announce Gary Street as the first of its Male Ambassadors of the Month. Gary Street is one of women’s rugby’s most successful coaches of all time. During an 8 year stint as head coach, under his guidance, the England Women’s national rugby team won five Six Nations in a row … Continue reading

#WomensWednesday launch gets coaches talking

As coach developers we are always looking at new and creative ways we can support coaches learn and develop alongside their day to day role. Through Project 500, we have successfully introduced a variety of supportive interventions, including 1:1 coaching clinics, bespoke female only coach education workshops and sub regional networking events, making this project … Continue reading

Coaching: Pass it on!

Saturday 20 September 2014, Sheffield. It’s a fair old trek from the South coast to Sheffield and I did wonder what was in store for me as a coach delegate attending the England Netball Make the Game Live 2014 conference. As a coach, I sometimes (and will admit this) exist in a bubble that includes me, … Continue reading

Who is the coach?

This is a question not often asked in sport? The reason being is that people can name the appointed ‘head coach’ but they are not aware of the differing roles a coach is expected to play to support her athlete. Attending the British Athletics Women in coaching conference reinforced the need for coaches to simultaneously … Continue reading

Set your #CGResolution today!

Originally posted on Coaching Hampshire & IOW:
Wednesday the 23rd July will signify the start of the XX Commonwelath Games. During an amazing 11-days of sport, millions of people around the world will be witness to exceptional feats of sporting talent and prowess. Medals will be won, records broken and tears will be shed. Another…

Anna Joins our team

In the first year of the programme we’ve amassed a formidable team of some of the UK’s best and brightest who represent female coaches across the sporting landscape. We’ve been able to produce a series of short interviews with each of these ambassadors with a view to sharing their experiences and personal stories about their … Continue reading

Good news for Women’s Sport . . . on screen!!

About 18 months ago The Women’s Sports Network started publishing basic information on the scheduling of Women’s Sport on TV – you asked to be kept updated, but last summer we launched ACTIVEMapX – but our technology and admin resources couldn’t support both services. As a small, unfunded, not-for profit organisation we have to work … Continue reading