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Training of Trainers Session for Girls Positive and Safe Coaching Pathway

We are thrilled to announce the successful completion of the very first Training of Trainers session for the Girls Positive and Safe Coaching Pathway! This three-day virtual training session, held from 26 to 28 February, brought together a team of 26 dedicated trainers, marking significant milestone in our journey towards promoting inclusivity and safety in sports coaching.
The primary objective of the sessions was to equip trainers with the knowledge and skills essential for effectively facilitating the workshop and supporting coaches in implementing the Girls Positive and Safe Coaching Pathway in their respective regions or communities.

For IDF has joined Anita Pariani and Maria Garcia Castro.

The session, facilitated by Game Mothibi, Rachel Mait, and Stacey Kim from TAFISA, kicked off with opening remarks by TAFISA Secretary General Jean-Francois Laurent, who emphasized, "We are going to break down this gap with you, paving the way for a more inclusive and empowering future in sports coaching.". Over the course of the three-day session, participants actively engaged in interactive discussions, gained valuable insights from expert trainers, and collaborated with peers from diverse backgrounds. Key topics explored included safeguarding practices, diversity and inclusion, gender awareness, and strategies for cultivating a positive coaching environment. Viv Holt, Head of International Operations at Youth Sport Trust, and Mariëtte Brethouwer, Director of Social & Community Impact EMEA at Nike, also joined the session to present the Coaching Girls Guide and Body Confident Sport.

In partnership with Nike, the programme aims to build capacity in the field of Sport for All to drive the adoption
of key tools and practices to improve the quality of coaching girls and increase recruitment and retention of girls in sport focuses on equity for girls and women in sport.

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to Nike and all our implementing partners and trainers for their unwavering dedication and commitment to this initiative.

We are very excited for this next phase of project implementation! If you would like to get involved with the Pathway, please contact us at, we would love to hear from you.
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