Three more Community Coaches for City Youth
In preparation for the planned improved Sports Facilities in St Albans, St Albans City Youth have doubled the number of full time Community Coaches to 6.
Coaches Tom Ward and Graham Tuitt from the Disability Section have been successful in achieving Apprenticeships with the club while Jason Cousins will be employed as a Group Mentor. Jason can be seen in the picture receiving an award from Active St Albans Lead Officer Jane Roskilly for his Community work in Hertfordshire. (Graham is second from the left and Tom is second from the right)
The new group of coaches plan to run regular sessions at Butterwicks, Oakland's College and Highfield Park as well as managing Community events such as the AdiZone legacy in St Albans and supporting multi-sports coaches at Special Olympics. They are looking forward to being able to run sessions in St Albans rather than having to travel to Hemel Hempstead or Watford.
Community Coach Dan Rogers said "When I set up the St Albans City Youth Disability Team in 2005 with only 5 players I could not have imagined the progress we would be able to make in such a short time. These coaches will act as role models to other Special Needs Groups in the St Albans District and encourage other young people to take an active part in Sport."