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Cambridge and Coleridge Athletics Club

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Cambridge and Coleridge Athletic Club welcomes athletes of all abilities and offer a wide range of volunteering opportunities!

Coaching Assistant

This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

Coaching Assistants support coaches in young athletes’ sessions, including helping to organize and supervise groups of young people at athletic training sessions. The training sessions take place all year and ideally the applicant will be available through both the winter and summer. We are particularly interested in young people who are willing to help these sessions be fun and safe for the children between 11 and 14 years old. Our young athletes training on Monday evenings throughout the year. Indoors from late October to late February. We are looking for people who wish to become qualified coaching assistants to lead coaching sessions under supervision of a qualified level 2 coach.

What skills do I need?

• A willingness to interact positively with young people and be able to learn from the coaches.

What will I gain?

• Life experience and have some enjoyment helping the children let off steam doing a healthy activity. * The coaching assistant course is a nationally recognised qualification.

Training and support

Initially, you'd be under the direct supervision of a qualified coach. If you wish to go further and are willing to commit to support the club regularly, then we can sponsor you on a Coaching assistant course which is the first step on the England Athletics coaching ladder.

Time commitment

• This role requires 2 hours per week to support 1 day a week. It can be extended to 2 or 3 evenings per week as availability allows.

Travel Expenses


DBS (criminal records) check

Yes, on application for the Coaching Assistant.

Volunteer reference

This opportunity will provide you with a Volunteer Reference.


Cambridge University Sports Centre – CB3 0FS or Cambridge University Track – CB3 0EQ

Travel information

Approximately 45-minute walk and 15-minute cycle from the ARU Cambridge campus.

Wheelchair Access

This opportunity does have wheelchair access.
  • Your CampusCambridge
  • InterestsChildren and Youth, Sport and Recreation
  • FrequencyOn-Going
  • WhenFriday afternoon, Friday evening, Friday morning, Monday afternoon, Monday evening, Monday morning, Saturday afternoon, Saturday evening, Saturday morning, Sunday afternoon, Sunday evening, Sunday morning, Thursday afternoon, Thursday evening, Thursday morning, Tuesday afternoon, Tuesday evening, Tuesday morning, Wednesday afternoon, Wednesday evening, Wednesday morning

Employability skills

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  • Social Responsibility 0
  • Team Work 0