Join our Sport Coach Mentoring Team

Join our Sport Coach Mentoring Team

We are looking for qualified level 2 (or equivalent) sport coaches who are willing to mentor one of our talented students over a 40 or 60 hour placement.

Our placements typically run between September-April each year, and we are completely flexible as to how you allocate the time in that period. We normally recommend 2 to 4 hours a week over 20 weeks.


As a sport coach mentor you can:

  • Attend free sport coach mentor workshops.
  • Join a developing network of sport coach mentors in Kent.
  • Use your knowledge and experience to guide and develop student coaches, and develop the coaching workforce.
  • Gain access to our Sport Coaching Science experts.
  • Engage with our state-of-the-art sport science facilities through Sports Lab.

What our mentors say about our students

'Liam has shown a confident ability to express himself in the various Football sessions planned by both of us and has gained respect from myself and my ladies squad. Liam has been a pleasure to work alongside and will progress further in his chosen pathway in the future.'

'Martin was a fantastic student, and embraced the whole experience and probably well exceeded his 20 hours being always eager to come along. His contact with me as his coach mentor was first class. He designed and led a session which was a development of his actual remit, but he was keen to do it. He got on well with those he was coaching and got to learn their names really early on. In short he did very well.'

How to register

If you are interested in taking on one of our students, then please register your interest by emailing us at 

Those Coaches who are interested in mentoring students can access our sport coaching network events for free. The Events previously run are those as follows:

Mentor Induction Eventing   Mentors are invited to come along and find out more about what being a coach mentor for the students is all about. Details about how the scheme operates and the benefits of being a coach mentor with us are explained.
Sports Coach UK: A Guide to Mentoring Sport Coaches Workshop   Those coach mentors who have joined the scheme and wish to mentor a student coach will be provided with a free place at this workshop (subject to prior registration and availability). Designed by Sports Coach UK, this workshop discusses the art of mentoring and provides practical tips and advice you may wish to use with your mentees.
Coaching Workshop: Looking at Learning   This workshop is aimed at coaches who want to understand a little more about how athletes (and coaches!) learn. It addresses different theories of learning and will help coaches understand how to implement these in their coaching practice through an interactive and practical workshop.


Find out more

For more information, or if you are interested in being a mentor coach, please contact us via email: 


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