Can you help me get into sports coaching?

Sports Coaching

The sport matters team are able to offer support to people wishing to start or improve their coaching careers through;

  • Advice on how to get started
  • Coach education programmes delivered at local venues (working with Kent County Council Sport Dept) 
  • Funding towards National Governing Body qualifications
  • Making contacts with local clubs

Coaches Register

Thanet District Council is working with Kent County Council and the University of Kent to compile a comprehensive list of all sports coaches operating in the county.

The register will enable clubs and organisations to search for coaches that may be able to help them out either in a voluntary or paid position. It also helps you promote yourself, network with other coaches, get access to funding opportunities and information on coaching courses to help develop further.

To get your name on the register please visit  

Disclosure and Barring Checks

Coaches, whether paid or acting as a volunteer, should be asked to complete an enhanced disclosure with the Disclosure and Barring Service by their club.

Many National Governing Bodies (NGB’s) of sport provide a service for these checks as part of their coach education process e.g. Football Association. If you are unsure contact your sport’s NGB for further details.

For those sports that this does not apply, the DBS provide ‘umbrella bodies’ that can complete the checks on behalf of the club or individual. 

If you are unsure about whether or not you require CRB checks please contact us for further details.