Hundreds of young people have made a career in sport thanks to Coachmakers

Hundreds of young people have made a career in sport thanks to Coachmakers. Our courses give you all the skills, qualifications and support you need to become a sports coach or physical trainer – or go on to university to earn a sport-related degree. All...

Teenage kicks: how sport is repairing the damage of sectarian conflict

Sport has the capacity to break deeply-ingrained behaviour patterns and mindsets, to engage even the most complex individuals and to bring about positive change to entire communities. Few places need sport's unique powers more than Derry/Londonderry. The...

Blog: How ‘PAGs’ are making a real difference

In the first of a series of regular blogs, NASDC Chair James Mapstone outlines how 'PAGs' form the foundation of the Alliance's work in using the power of sport to tackle crime and rehabilitate offenders. The National Alliance of Sport for the Desistance...

Blog: How ‘PAGs’ are making a real difference

In the first of a series of regular blogs, NASDC Chair James Mapstone outlines how 'PAGs' form the foundation of the Alliance's work in using the power of sport to tackle crime and rehabilitate offenders. The National Alliance of Sport for the Desistance...

2nd Chance Group praised by Strategic Lead at Comic Relief

The 2nd Chance Group has been highlighted nationally as an example of best practice in using sport to achieve social change. In an article in the latest issue of Sports Management magazine, Sue Wicks, the Strategic Lead on Sport for Change at Comic Relief,...

Breaking the re-offending cycle – the ‘big and scary’ way

Andy Mouncey makes his living inspiring and supporting people to do 'big and scary' things. He is a record-setting triathlete who coaches others to conquer their own extreme physical and mental challenges. Now he has a new quest, one which is making him...

Seal of approval

Over the years we have both produced and been featured in a range of evaluations, reports and studies. We thank those people who have supported us in evidencing our impact including New Philanthropy Capital, Professor Rosie Meek of Royal Holloway...

Our Ambassador’s message

Our Ambassador's message “As a former Minister for Justice, and as the current Chairman of the Youth Justice Board, I know all too well that there is no one silver bullet which can be deployed in the battle against crime." "There is much evidence from both...

How it all began

This journey began when I was Physical Education Manager at HMP & Young Offenders’ Institute Ashfield. This journey began when I was Physical Education Manager at HMP & Young Offenders’ Institute Ashfield. There, I learned the immense value of...

Together we will make a difference

Almost every day of my working life I have witnessed sport working successfully as a tool for development and for tackling crime. Thousands of people in Sport for Development will have seen it too. Our next challenge as a sector is to prove it. One of the...

Experience your own “evolution” with Coachmakers!

Experience your own “evolution” with Coachmakers! Young people who enrol with Coachmakers experience a “huge evolution,” gaining the confidence, self-discipline, knowledge and skills they need to start a career in sport.