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Let’s unite the movement for UK sport

Let’s unite the movement for UK sport

All political parties must (do) accept that there is a long-term health crisis in the UK. As this piece in the Guardian highlights we have a current government publishing a strategy, arguably without substance, just months shy of a general election. The opposition who...
Half Turn a new athlete voice in sport

Half Turn a new athlete voice in sport

In April 2014 I was privileged to be invited to a private dinner whilst I was in Edinburgh to listen to a conversation about the forthcoming devolution referendum. I left with a souvenir of that evening that acts as a reminder about my professional goal every day. So,...
Isle of Man Sport Aid

Isle of Man Sport Aid

I’ve always known that I have Manx in my DNA. My grandfather was a ‘Manxman’ from what the locals call ‘Sunset City’ Peel on the west coast and my mother lived on the island in her childhood, but it had always been a subconscious, dormant feeling. Until 2020 when a...
Duty To Care Toolkit for UK Coaching

Duty To Care Toolkit for UK Coaching

DOCIAsport has a longstanding relationship with the sports charity UK Coaching www.ukcoaching.org In 2017 I asked myself the question ‘who’s looking after the people looking after the people?’ in sport. This was triggered by having failed to apply a duty of care to...
UK Coaching Week June 5-11 2023

UK Coaching Week June 5-11 2023

This week is “UK Coaching week” organised by www.ukcoaching.org UK Coaching has a strapline – ‘here for the coach’ and I am delighted that DOCIAsport works with the charity because of my passion  to ‘look after the people looking after the people’. Everyone who...