Everyday Heroes

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As the world turned its attention to the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games we celebrated our Everyday Heroes. The coaches behind sport and physical activity at all levels in the UK.

Whilst Paralympic and Olympic stars and the coaches behind them have been in the media spotlight there are many Everyday Heroes across the country who rarely, if ever, receive such attention for their achievements.....until now.

The case studies below highlight the stories of our Everyday Heroes. They talk about why they do what they do, how they got involved and what it means to be involved.

While the performers in Rio were at the top of their game, our Everyday Heroes coaches lead the whole spectrum of participants. It’s not just about acquiring skills, it’s about helping and inspiring all people to achieve their sport and activity goals, whatever their ability, ambition and motivation.

Look through their stories and share your views using #CoachingHeroes via social media.

Meet our Everyday Heroes

Use the images below to find each story and be inspired by the work they do...

Alexis John Newby Andrew Stewart Bisi Imafidon Chloe Hunt Mohammed Salim Patel Paul Miller Sheraz Chohan Wendy Russell William Babbington Annie Zaidi Born Barikor Callum Moores Charlotte Pease Elizabeth Wallace Emma O'Connor Gary Coupland Hannah Vines Helen Hughes Iain Howard Michelle Cox Olav Stahl Paul Fowler Penny Rother Sam Barlow

Feeling inspired?

Find out how you can get involved in coaching

Sainsbury's Inclusive Community Training

You could play an important role in making active lives possible via this workshop supported by National Lottery funding from Sport England and delivered by EFDS and Sports Coach UK.

This three hour practical workshop and online resources, will support you to:

  • Learn about practical tools to support inclusive delivery
  • Explore creative ideas to support disabled people to take part in physical activity and sport
  • Learn about local groups, activities and further training opportunities.

Find out more about the Sainsbury's Inclusive Community Training

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