Sports Coaching Conference event

Christina Mackenzine will talk about her training for triathlon events.
Christina Mackenzine will talk about her training for triathlon events.

An extravaganza of sporting coaching is set to take place in Stornoway next month, hosted by the Lewis and Harris Sports Council.

The Sports Coaching Conference has been organised in conjunction with Sport & Health and supported by Caladh Inn and Sign Print.

The event is to be held on Saturday October 8, and is open to all island coaches and volunteers.

Details of the conference and the plan for the event are as follows (booking forms will be available from this Friday 23rd September):

Registration 9.15 – 9.30am at the Caladh Inn, Introduction about the day 9.30-9.40am then it is off to your selected workshop


Badminton – Highland and Islands Badminton Development Officer Jane Grant

Basketball – Basketball Scotland and Boroughmuir Blaze player Eoghann Dover

Disability Sport – Highland and Island Development Officer Charlie Forbes

Football – Ross County FC Head of Youth and Community Steven Ferguson

Golf - PGA Professional & ClubGolf Coach Developer Allan Martin

Gymnastics – Scottish Gymnastics & Inverness Head Coach Louise Humphries

Kayaking – Scottish Canoe Association Steve Mackinnon

Shinty – Sportscotland Highland & Islands Partnership Manager Garry Reid

Triathlon – Regional Development Officer (North) Andy Redman

Lunch will be in the Caladh Inn from 12.15 – 1.15pm

On the programme is local talented Ironwoman Christina Mackenzie, who will be delivering a talk about her training and how she got into Ironwoman and triathlon.

Sportscotland Project Manager Andy Kelly will also be hosting a funding workshop.

This is a great opportunity for all local clubs to find out more about the funding opportunities that are available to them.

For more information, contact Steven Munro by emailing