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MSR Coaches Association

The new, Isle of Man Manx Sport and Recreation Coaches Association

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The Manx Sport and Recreation (MSR) Coaches Association was launched in 2007, and since that time has attracted over a hundred members, who have all had the opportunity to access free training and subsidised rates on Sports Coach UK workshops.

The DCCL through MSR recognise the important role that coaches have in the development of sport on the Island and ensuring sportsmen and women of all ages and abilities have easy access to sport and the opportunity and environment to develop their skills positively and safely.

MSR Coaches Association has now been in place for four years, the Sports Development Unit (SDU) is now ready to launch the second phase of the Association, which will now be known as the Isle of Man, Manx Sport and Recreation Coaches Association. (IOM MSR CA)

The new IOM MSR CA will now welcome membership from all sports recognised by Isle of Man Sport. However, the ultimate decision on a coach’s membership in relation to a successful or un- successful application will lie with the SDU.

Sports Coach UK, the National body for Coaches has been a key partner in setting up the Association. Sports Coach UK recognises that coaches play a crucial role in the sporting community. Through the development of a single coach’s association the scheme will ensure that highly skilled coaches deliver sport to children, players and athletes across the Island. The IOM MSR Coaches Association will provide the tools needed for this to happen.

Sports Coach UK recognises that the Isle of Man is setting a great example to sporting agencies across the UK and is leading the way for future developments in this area.


The IOM MSR CA aim is to build a support system that makes it easier and more convenient for coaches on the Island to develop their knowledge and skills, both through making training courses more accessible, improving communication and sharing knowledge in thecoaching community. In the long term the Association will help improve the level of coaching, create a safer and better environment for young competitors and athletes to learn and develop their skills . In addition to assisting coaches develop their skills, the IOM MSR CA has a number of minimum requirements designed also to improve the overall quality and safety of coaching on the Island.

Requirements to join

For a successful application coaches must have the following:

  1. Attended Safeguarding & Protecting Children Workshop
  2. Attended Equity in Your Coaching Workshop
  3. Hold an up to date Emergency First Aid qualification
  4. Hold a satisfactory CRB Check
  5. Hold a minimum of a Level 1 National Governing Body qualification

How to join

Once you have established that you meet the above requirements, you can download an application form or contact:

Gianni Epifani

Sports Development Unit

National Sports Centre

Groves Road



Telephone:+44 1624 688556

Fax:+44 1624 688566

Email:Send Email

Please complete the application form and return it along with copies of all your qualifications and 2 passport sized photos. If you experience any problems completing your form please contact Gianni. The cost of joining is £15.00 for a yearly subscription.

Please note: A new stle Polo Shirt will only be issued when coaches have successfully renewed and paid for their membership. All successful applicants will receive a joining package and member information booklet.

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