England Boxing supports Children’s Coaching Collabrative and Play Their Way

May 23, 2023 | by Chris Boyd


England Boxing is supporting the Children’s Coaching Collaborative (CCC), a grassroots movement championing child-first coaching.

The CCC is a collaboration of 17 like-minded organisations, including Sport England, Mind UK and UK Coaching, all of whom want to prioritise child-first coaching, organisations and people changing the game from the ground up.

According to Sport England’s Active Lives survey (2021-22), only 47% of children who regularly exercise strongly agree that they enjoy taking part in sport and physical activity – a figure that’s still down on pre-pandemic levels (51%) which were already low.

As a support of the Play Their Way movement and the CCC, we share a passion to improve children’s experience in sport and physical activity by transforming coaching and putting the needs of the child first so they can play their own way.

Child-first coaching is an evidence-backed approach which is all about championing every child’s voice, choice and journey in sport and physical activity. This is underpinned by the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child: The Right to Play, The Right to Develop, and The Right to be Heard.

England Boxing’s Community Apprentice for the Midlands, Josh Jones, attended the CCC summit in December and discussed his thoughts on coaching and Play Their Way.

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