Examine the Experiences of Volunteer Football Coaches within Wales
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Researchers have highlighted the impact sports volunteers have on sport within the UK. However, very little research has been conducted to examine the experiences of volunteer football coaches specifically within Wales. The lack of research is particularly surprising considering the impact these individuals have on the game within Wales. This study explored the experiences of 12 volunteer football coaches who were based within the four regions of Wales, north, south, east and west, and who under the umbrella of the Welsh Football Trust, coached football athletes of all ages and ability. The data gathered was analysed using an inductive approach via a deductive framework and placed into six main categories through the process of coding. The findings from this study was then placed into three main categories, which as a result led to „applied implications‟ being presented. These „applied implications‟ emerged from the experiences of the football coaches‟ intertwined with literature relating to volunteering and sport. The study aimed to provide the Welsh Football Trust with an up to date analysis of their volunteer football coaches providing areas that could possibly be looked into to help the organisation recruit, retain and ultimately motivate their voluntary coaches.
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