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March 2020
Cheltenham company gives away £3,000 worth of software to not-for-profit sports clubs

Cheltenham company gives away £3,000 worth of software to not-for-profit sports clubs

A selection of lucky not-for-profit sports clubs are set to receive free licenses of an industry-leading sports club management software from today.
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February 2020
5 everyday things that can affect children's mental health

5 everyday things that can affect children's mental health

Marilyn Hawes, Founder of Freedom from Abuse CIC, has been a regular guest blogger on our website over the last year. Marilyn’s safeguarding organisation works really closely with sports/pastime clubs all around the UK and does an amazing job of passing on best practice.
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January 2020
Why your sports club needs its own weapons policy

Why your sports club needs its own weapons policy

As time goes on, the amount of paperwork involved in coaching is increasing. T&Cs documents, photography consent forms, competition consent forms etc. The list goes on. Although we’d by lying if we said we didn’t sigh a little when another new policy is introduced, we always remind ourselves to understand just why it’s needed and what might happen if we didn’t have it.
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December 2019
Charities to Support this Christmas: Youth Sport Trust

Charities to Support this Christmas: Youth Sport Trust

The Youth Sport Trust are a charity focused on allowing children to enjoy the “life-changing benefits” from play/sport. They are committed to discovering new routes to “give children a brighter future”.
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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
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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October 2019
A coach’s guide to: giving young athletes lifts home

A coach’s 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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September 2019
Top 3 best communication practices for sports clubs

Top 3 best communication practices for sports clubs

Does your sports club have children in it? If so, you’ll probably be aware of the world of child protection and how important it is to keep children safe. As coaches, we are responsible for children’s safety when they’re within our care.
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Upskirting in Sport

Upskirting in Sport

We always try our best at keeping our clubs ‘up to date’ with current affairs that may affect them. We’ve recently been chatting with Marilyn over at Freedom from Abuse CIC, who has bringing us up to speed on the new laws surrounding Upskirting
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August 2019
5 things your child’s sports club should be doing to protect them

5 things your child’s sports club should be doing to protect them

We’re living in a world where technology is in its prime and we’re working in an industry where it’s never been so important to protect children.
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