A campaign to raise the profile of female coaches in sport across the North of England is coming to the North East.
Currently only 30% of the coaching workforce are women and the percentage of female coaches receiving a qualification each year is 17%.
The 'Pass On Your Passion campaign' aims to recognise great coaches in our area and get more women into coaching..
What will the campaign involve?
The #PassOnYourPassion campaign involves 22 coaches and participants from clubs in the North East being highlighted by their members as inspirational and passionate about their coaching.
They have each been given a baton by Tyne and Wear Sport and asked to pass it on to a female participant from their club.
These women are then helped and supported to gain the right qualifications and experience to begin their own coaching journey.
Two of the coaches involved in the campaign are weightlifters Charlotte Dinsdale and Lily Petts from North Tyneside Barbells who were nominated by head coach Steve Sharp.