Coaching Insight comes to Hampshire – Part II

The Leisure Review launches nationwide Coaching Insights programme

Coaching Insight seminars

Sport and leisure magazine The Leisure Review is continuing its commitment to the coaching profession by extending its popular programme of Coaching Insight seminars to Hampshire, Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire as well as continuing to work with established partners Sport Nottinghamshire, Greater Sport and Sport Cheshire.

Established in 2007 and aimed at practitioners across the sport, leisure and culture spectrum, The Leisure Review has always covered developments in the coaching sphere and began delivering their three-hour Coaching Insights, which give coaches who work at Level 2 or above an opportunity to get out of their sport or work silos, network with peers and listen to experts in the field, as part of the legacy of the 2009 Hockey Champions Trophy in Nottingham. So successful was the inaugural seminar that demand has led to the launch of this year’s autumn series with seminars being run in partnership with a total of seven county sports partnerships and three of England’s leading sports universities.

CJ Lee, the Coaching Development Manager with Sport Hampshire and Isle of Wight, explained why he had jumped at the chance to bring the programme to the south coast:

“One of the challenges of my role is providing valid CPD opportunities for developed coaches and the Coaching Insight programme does just that. The Leisure Review consistently provides thoughtful and challenging articles on the current issues in coaching and the Insight seminar will allow our coaches to continue this debate and really get to grips with the issue of the changing demands on them in the current climate.”


With each local partner selecting a theme for their Coaching Insight session, the programme will see coaches debating a range of topics, including the challenge of delivering differently in a range of social contexts, the best way to nurture talent, the coach’s role in the change process, the nature of inspiration and what can be learned from coaches of elite performers. The Leisure Review’s coaching correspondent Mick Owen was delighted to be launching the new series:

“The success of The Leisure Review Coaching Insight programme highlights the value which developed coaches put on input and ideas from other coaches and other sports. That so many coaches are prepared to commit their time and resources to access these seminars is a testament to the quality of the events and the latent demand for professional development opportunities.”

Winchester Update:  23rd November, 12.30pm, University of Winchester

The University of Winchester will play to host to the first session on the South Coast.  The session will begin with structured networking lunch, where coaches and system builders will have an opportunity to meet and talk shop on a range of topics.  The seminar will start promptly at 1.30pm, where our invited speakers will introduce a series of topics including the coach as an agent of change, coaching, teaching and learning styles, and coaching talented and elite performers.  The session will finish promptly at 4.30pm.

Hampshire & IOW coaches & coach developers – £10 booking fee, which will be fully refunded on attendance

Non-Hampshire & IOW coaches & coach developers – £10

Payment Method: Cheques to be made payable to ‘Hampshire County Council’

Car parking: Limited spaces will be available on campus on a first come, first serve basis.  Any over spill with be directed to the Winchester’s Park n Ride venues, located around the city.

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Full details of The Leisure Review Coaching Insight autumn series are available at

Mick Owen can be contacted at and on 07944 605508

Local contacts:

Warrington, 6th October: Sport Cheshire’s CDM Rob Burchell or Greatersport’s CDM Sarah Fullick

Leighton Buzzard, 9th October: team Beds & Luton’s CDM Laura Swanston

Nottingham, 19th October: Sport Nottinghamshire’s Director Simon Starr

Winchester, 23rd November: SHIOW’s CDM CJ Lee  

Hatfield, 1st December: Herts Sports Partnership’s CDM Rob Hardwick


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