Coaching development manager

As coaching development manager, I play a lead role in increase the quantity and improve the quality of the sports coaching and volunteer workforce across Tyne and Wear. Working closely with national governing bodies of sport, local authority partners, the education sector and UK Coaching, I provide advice, practical support, CPD opportunities to ensure the coaching and volunteering potential of the sub region is realised.

I graduating from Sunderland University with a degree in sport and exercise development, and have worked as a sports coach, sports and physical activity officer and Senior Sports Development officer, in the public and private sector. I have also been lucky enough to work in America and Australia.

My sporting background is a mixture of dance, martial arts and football. I was a member of a fitness dance team, winning the National Championships twice and performing at the Royal Albert Hall. My latest sporting adventures are taking part in extreme fun runs such as colour run and muddy mayhem.  

Email: ruth.nicholson@tynewearsport.org

Contact Number: 0191 4972325

Mobile: 07984 071411