Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sport Coaching
Coaching Unlimited is a coach education and health promotion program created in collaboration with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander coaches, national sports organisations, and university researchers. It is the first program of its kind to provide accredited coach training for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in various sports.
Our research-led programs develop coaching knowledge alongside skills in leadership, mentoring, health promotion, and community engagement. Our ambition is to support Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander coaches achieve their goals – be it reaching the highest level of their chosen sport or becoming an inspiring role model for their communities.
Your donation will provide direct support to:
- Providing educational opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to gain national coaching qualifications via culturally safe workshops in the sport of their choice
- Equipping coaches with formal coaching and health promotion skills that will be reinvested within their communities
- Bringing Indigenous and non-Indigenous people together to develop coaching and broader support networks for mentorship, career progression, and community connectedness
- Mentoring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander coaches as they progress in coaching roles
- Promoting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander strengths and successes in sporting and community contexts
- Employing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to present at Coaching Unlimited workshops
- Researching the impact of Coaching Unlimited programs within the community and helping generate new innovative research projects in the field of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander sport participation
What your donation can do:
Covers the cost of introductory coaching accreditation for one person
Covers the cost of intermediate coaching accreditation for one person
Covers the cost of advanced coach accreditation for one person
1 x introductory coaching workshop for up to 10 people held in an urban, rural, or remote location (covers the cost of coach accreditation, facilitators, accommodation, transport, and catering for the day).
1 x intermediate coaching workshop for up to 10 people held in an urban, rural, or remote location (covers the cost of coach accreditation, facilitators, accommodation, transport, and catering for the day).
Coach accreditation and mentoring for up to 10 people from one community club throughout a sporting season (covers the cost of coach accreditation, video/audio recording of training sessions, mentor meetings, and transport).
This program is led by a Steering Committee comprised of:
- Ali Tucker-Muro (Kamilaroi; National Netball Squad representative and Elite level netball coach)
- Bou Ovinton (Darug, High School Teacher)
- Dr. Andrew Bennie (Western Sydney University)
- Dr. Demelza Marlin (Wiradjuri and Anglo-Celtic descent, The National Centre for Cultural Competence, University of Sydney)
- Dr. Nick Apoifis (UNSW).
For more information about the program, please visit our website and social media platforms.
With respect for Aboriginal cultural protocol and out of recognition that its campuses occupy their traditional lands, Western Sydney University acknowledges the Darug, Tharawal (also historically referred to as Dharawal), Gandangarra and Wiradjuri peoples and thanks them for their support of its work in their lands (Greater Western Sydney and beyond).