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Sports: Training

Volume 488: debated on Tuesday 24 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many (a) registered and (b) active sports coaches there were in each of the last five years. (258151)

Currently National Governing Bodies (NGBs) control their own sports coach data which are based on various recruitment measures. Collated NGB data could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

However, a report done in 2006 by sportscoach UK (scUK) indicated there were 1.7 million active coaches in the UK. We are currently working with scUK to look at how we can improve the routine collation of information in this area.