Co-ordinating the effective delivery of sport throughout the Tyne & Wear region is key to our goals as an organisation. Whether you want help as a coach or a volunteer, are new to coaching or whether you are looking for financial support, help and advice or qualifications for coaches or volunteers this is the section for you.


Workforce database


Volunteer match

Workforce Bursary


Qualifications & Training

Talent Coach Development


Tyne & Wear Sport Coaching Development work closely with national governing bodies of sport, Sport England, UK Coaching, local authority partners, the education sector, community clubs and organisations to provide a wide range of advice and practical support to increase the quantity and improve the quality of sports coaching and volunteering workforce across Tyne and Wear.

Our core offer to all partners includes providing generic courses, tailor made CDP opportunities, local insight/intelligence reports, recruiting coaches/volunteers, conducting training needs analysis, promoting NGB opportunities, coaching bursaries and funding, support sportivate workforce needs, schools games, satellite clubs and the active workplace programme.

For more information about all our sports coach/volunteer support please contact our coaching development manager on

Workforce Database

In order for us to support our sporting workforce in Tyne & Wear, we would very much like it if you could take a few minutes to complete our new and improved registration form. The form requires no log in, no sign up and should take less than 2 minutes to complete. We would encourage all coaches and volunteers to register and receive a range of benefits and information which includes:

  • Paid employment opportunities
  • Qualifications & training courses
  • Funding information
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Receive TWS newsletters
  • Discount on selected courses, workshops & services and much more

Register here: Tyne & Wear Sport workforce database

For more information about our sporting workforce network, please contact the coaching development manager,


Volunteers are the driving force behind all community sport. They give their time, energy and commitment to making sport happen and to keep sport going.

Volunteers come in all shapes and sizes and are motivated to do so for many different reasons:

  • Love of sport
  • Share their skills and knowledge with others
  • Give back to the community
  • Event volunteers
  • Gain relevant experience for future employment opportunities
  • Make new friends
  • Stay active

If you would like to find out more about local volunteer opportunities in sport and activity, receive the latest volunteer news, keep up to date with event opportunities the Join our FREE volunteer database today.

To keep up to data with all the latest coaching and volunteering news, employment and volunteer vacancies, funding opportunities, please follow our Tyne & Wear sport ahead of the game Facebook page. 

Workforce Bursary

The Tyne & Wear Sport Workforce Bursary is open to anyone aged 14 and over, living in or coaching/volunteering/officiating in Tyne & Wear. You can apply for up to 75% of a course cost, up to a maximum of £250 per person. Please note that we cannot fund any course which you have already started or completed.

Please read the terms & conditions before completing the application form. 

    Whilst all bursary applications will be considered, we do have target areas which we will use to prioritise applications if needed:

    • Women & Girls
    • Engaging the inactive
    • Disabilities
    • BAME
    • Coaching in low socio-economic areas


    Our bursary is now closed and will re-open again in June 2018

    If you have any queries in relation to this scheme, please contact the coaching development manager,

    To keep up to data with all the latest coaching and volunteering news, employment and volunteer vacancies, funding opportunities, please follow our Tyne & Wear sport ahead of the game Facebook page. 

    qualifications and training

    Tyne & Wear Sport are committed to improving the quality of the sports and physical activity workforce across Tyne and Wear and the North East. We work alongside our extensive partnership network to design and deliver a comprehensive education programme, offering continued professional development opportunities at all levels. is the course booking system. You can search, book and pay for a variety of courses covering including safeguarding, first aid and sport specific qualifications.



    UK Coaching Safeguarding & Protecting Children - all 6.00 pm - 9.00 pm

    • Monday 12th March 2018 (Lord Lawson School, Birtley)
    • Monday 19th March 2018 (Gateshead Stadium, Gateshead)
    • Wednesday 16th May 2018 (Walker Activity Dome, Newcastle)
    • Monday 9th July 2018 (Gateshead Stadium, Gateshead)

    For more details and to view all our Safeguarding Workshops, please click here


    Emergency First Aid for Sport - all 6.00 pm - 9.00 pm

    • Monday 23rd April 2018 (Walker Activity Dome, Newcastle)
    • Tuesday 19th June 2018 (Gateshead Stadium, Gateshead)

    For more details and to view all our First Aid Workshops, please click here


    You can find the full range of courses available by following this link to

    If you would like more information, help or support to find the right course for you, please contact our Coaching Development Manager at or call 0191 497 2523.

    Talent Coach Development

    Tyne & Wear Sport is committed to offering support for coaches aspiring to work with talented athletes. Our Next Generation Talent Programme offer bispoke training to those individuals wishing to enter the talent coaching pathway. Check out the video for further information about the scheme. 

    The UK Coaching Talent Foundation Series workshops are designed to follow the talent pathway models that up skills, knowledge and theory around the subject matter reflected in NGB talent pathways, club athlete development and personal coach development. 

    The UK Coaching Talent Foundation series provides:

    • practical coach development
    • an introduction to critical themes in talent development
    • a cross-sport community of practice for coaches through targeted information, research and discussion
    • training and development programme for governing body coaches in subject areas that sit outside their common development and qualification offers
    • Support to governing bodies/national organisations to identify current & future coaching talent.
    • What is Talent is the first workshop in the scUK Talent Foundation Series, providing insight on what is talent and the qualities that make a talented athlete.
    • A Head for Talent workshop looks at the mental side of athlete development, including growth mind set, insights into developing resilience and mental toughness.
    • Talent across the ages explores the biological, psychological and social characteristics of the stages of athlete development and how these need to be considered when developing your coaching sessions.
    • Getting better, better explores some of the key concepts and challenges in talent development. The workshop focuses on purposeful practice, skill development and constraints-led coaching.

     For more information please contact the coaching development manager

    Unmissable-Youth insight

    Sports coach UK and Sport England have been working together to support coaches in understanding the Youth Insight ‘The challenge of growing youth participation in sport’ and how this might be used to make sessions more engaging, attractive and meaningful for young people.

    It is clear that there needs to be a focus on changing young people’s behaviour towards sport and being physically active, not their attitude to sport. If we can be successful in changing young people’s behaviours in sport then we are one step closer to achieving a lifelong habit of sport and physical activity.

    To make your coaching sessions "Unmissable" you can read this guide and have a look at the YouTube video.