Welcome to Manchester, a city with unrivalled sporting history, reputation and landscape.

Supported by several strong pillars. Two premier league powerhouses. A historic sporting legacy. World class venues and facilities. Successful hosting of major sporting events, including the 2002 Commonwealth Games, Women’s EURO 2022 and Davis Cup. This is Manchester.

We’re proud that no other city, arguably in the world, understands the significance of sport and physical activity as a catalyst for change.

Manchester is a world-renowned city of firsts. Punching above its weight when it comes to innovation. A city that thrives on pushing boundaries.

As a ‘city of firsts’, we’re inviting YOU to the join us at the very first Manchester Festival of Coaching.

This June, Manchester becomes the epicentre of coaching – and you’re invited to be at the heart of it all.

Whether you’re an established career coach looking to enhance your skills and build your network, or an enthusiastic volunteer trying to support your local community, this summer’s inaugural Manchester Festival of Coaching is your chance to supercharge your skills, network with like-minded individuals, and become part of a movement that’s redefining coaching.

What is the Manchester Festival of Coaching?

Citywide in scope, the Manchester Festival of Coaching takes place at venues across the city from Sunday June 23 – Saturday June 29.

The festival will feature a plethora of activities, events and workshops designed to inspire, engage and support the current and next generation of sports coaches and leaders.

Dive into a plethora of activities, events, and workshops, sharpen your skills with advice from industry titans and coaching innovators, and discover fresh approaches to inspire and motivate athletes.

This year’s themes are Inclusion, Neurodiversity, Adults and #PlayTheirWay, with an array of speakers and presenters from across the sport and physical activity sector.

What’s on?

Elevate your coaching game at the Manchester Coaching Festival! This week-long extravaganza (June 23-29) ignites across a series of powerhouse events.

Some highlights include:

· Lift Off (June 23): Launch into the National Speedway Centre for a deep dive into coaching philosophy, inclusion, and the #PlayTheirWay movement. Learn from coaching greats Kirk Vallis, Phoebe Schecter, and Sarah Green.

· Performance Coaching Evening (June 26): Take your game to elite status at the Manchester Institute of Health and Performance. Paul Reddish and Phoebe Schecter join forces to illuminate the secrets of crafting peak performance environments.

· Touch Down (June 29): Celebrate women in sports, delve into adult coaching, and explore neurodiversity in coaching with Born Barikor, Tony Fretwell, and Rachel Taylor.

But that’s not all! The entire week explodes with a range of coaching activities and events, with new additions announced every week. Stay tuned and don’t miss your chance to be a part of this transformative coaching experience! Click here to find out more and grab your passes before they’re gone!

Be a part of history in the making this summer.

Simon Jones