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CoachCorp is a programme where companies allow their employees periods of paid time off work to coach, manage or officiate school or club sport.

‘CoachCorp is an exciting initiative, enabling more students to participate in sport and enjoy the benefits of a passionate coach. It is positive rolemodelling for the companies and coaches involved. The employee/coaches and companies reap the benefits of improved communication, management, leadership and interpersonal skills. What I loved most about being involved in the programme was hearing the team success stories and seeing the personal growth of the coaches themselves which in turn overflowed into the workplace, increasing their productivity. CoachCorp is ‘win-win’ for all parties and breaks down barriers between the education and business worlds whilst identifying and recruiting new, enthusiastic coaches.’

Bernice Mene, CoachCorp Ambassador

CoachCorp is available in the Auckland, Wellington and Canterbury regions.

CoachCorp Benefits for Companies

Company employees act as ambassadors for their employers in the community while developing leadership and people management skills to assist in their work roles.

CoachCorp provides an opportunity for companies to allow their employee's 'other' lives to come into the workplace. CoachCorp is a celebration of employee talents outside work which eases the tension employees are under to keep their lives separate.

‘CoachCorp has allowed BECA to strengthen its links with the community and support the education sector in a broader sense.  We encourage our employees to lead an active lifestyle and take a proactive approach to learning.  CoachCorp allows BECA employees to develop skill sets they may not have the opportunity to do in a structured work environment.  The benefits of being involved in this programme speak for themselves.’

Richard Aitken, Chief Executive, BECA

These benefits are gained without money changing hands just employee time which is no more than 2 to 4 hours per week over a 10 to 14 week period - depending on the season.

Companies who sign up to the programme receive recognition of their support through the media - 2 x 1/4 page advertisements in the Sunday Star Times - and acknowledgement at Regional Sports Trust Awards.

Currently supporting CoachCorp are Westpac, ANZ, ASB, AUT, BECA, New Zealand Couriers, ESR, Solid Energy and Vodafone.

If you are a company wanting to find out more about CoachCorp, click on the links below to understand how CoachCorp is set up within a company.

Company Employees

Company employees who take part in CoachCorp have reported benefits both personally and professionally. Some of their comments from the end of the winter 2003 season indicate this below:

‘CoachCorp is an excellent initiative. The pre-programme work sessions organised by CoachCorp are a good introduction to coaching and are led by exceptional sportspeople. ASB willingly allowed me to take a few hours of time every week to coach and in return I was able to give back to a sport I had played for some 40 years. The college team I coached had its best season ever and I was able to pass on my knowledge and passion for the game.’
Phil Skingsley, Chief Manager ASB Bank Investments
‘Not only does the opportunity show a certain degree of faith/confidence in me as an employee, but also it indicates to me that my employer is prepared to help the community and contribute to a very good cause’

Andrew Peskett, BECA

Registration Form

If you are an employee from a supporting company you can register online.

Schools & Clubs

Schools and Clubs are in dire need of support to facilitate sport at not only a performance level but also at a participation level.

Feedback has been very positive from Schools and Clubs who have been involved in the CoachCorp programme.

Kiri Adams from Auckland Girls Grammar explains:

"I was grateful for the help and support I received through CoachCorp. We had three basketball coaches who were all enthusiastic and very professional, they were fantastic to work with and the girls appreciated their input. I am hoping they will come back again next year.

Coaches, Managers & Officials

Click on these links for information to assist in your role as coach, manager or official

Please email Jo Aitken for further information regarding any of its content.

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