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December 2019
11 safeguarding tips for managing club changing facilities

11 safeguarding tips for managing club changing facilities

We speak to club owners & coaches a lot about all things Coacha, club management & child protection. One thing surrounding safeguarding that comes up quite a lot is changing facilities. Some coaches feel that they would benefit from more guidance around changing room policies. So... we thought we'd see what we could do.
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November 2019
Cheltenham sports app Founder makes major contribution to global mental health charity

Cheltenham sports app Founder makes major contribution to global mental health charity

Cheltenham-based software founder, Christopher Davis is close to doubling his initial fundraising goal as he closes in on his target of running 300 miles (10 miles per day!) through the month of November.
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A coaches' guide to: younger athletes coaching older athletes

A coaches' guide to: younger athletes coaching older athletes

The last few weeks we've been spoiling you with some really fantastic guest bloggers. Those of you who read our blog regularly, or have downloaded our free safeguarding in sport guide, will know Marilyn Hawes by now. Marilyn is the Founder/CEO of Freedom From Abuse CIC, an organisation specialising in providing up to date safeguarding training to clubs like yours.
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 How to do your own club management software comparison – calculations explained

How to do your own club management software comparison – calculations explained

We can quite easily keep providing you with different club management software fee comparisons. Although doing the research takes some time due to the lack of transparency with many providers, we feel it’s our duty to make you aware of where you could be losing money.
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Battling mental health with a Sporting Career

Battling mental health with a Sporting Career

Last week's article was received so well, Shona has very kindly agreed to write another guest post for us. This week she's speaking openly & honestly about her journey battling mental health with her own sporting career.
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October 2019
Dealing with anxiety in athletes – tips from an anxiety sufferer

Dealing with anxiety in athletes – tips from an anxiety sufferer

Anxiety is something that many of us live with through our lives. Thanks to increased research with newer generations, more and more is being understood about anxiety (and other forms of mental health). More people are becoming comfortable with talking about their struggles with anxiety, with many wanting to share their stories to help others. Shona Hirons is one of those people.
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3 ways to lose your members’ trust

3 ways to lose your members’ trust

With great sports club ownership, comes great responsibility. You’re responsible for your members, their sporting education, their data and their wellbeing whilst they’re attending your classes.
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A coaches’ guide to: giving young athletes lifts home

A coaches’ guide to: giving young athletes lifts home

As part of our commitment to use Coacha’s platform to make a difference to sports clubs, coaches and their athlete’s lives, we recently published See | Report | Save – A 3-step guide to spotting, preventing & reporting grooming & child abuse in sport.
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The impact of sports anthems

The impact of sports anthems

A few months back, we welcomed the lovely team over at ClicknClear to our blog and they told you all about the world of music licensing in performance sport. In case you didn't know, it's not as easy as just picking a song and playing it. This is why ClicknClear formed, to help provide easy, legal access to music for sports.
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Choose one: Vulnerable child slips net OR sports club helps safeguard children

Choose one: Vulnerable child slips net OR sports club helps safeguard children

We’re no strangers to the world of child protection. As sports coaches, we’re sure you won’t be either. The fact is, all staff within a sports club have a responsibility to keep children safe.
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