Sporting chance for South Cumbria coaching firm
Last updated at 12:26, Tuesday, 19 February 2013
LIFELONG passion for sport has led one football coach to help pass on his passion to a new generation.
Brian Dawson set up Onside Soccer Coaching as a one-man outfit back in 2004 and now nine years on he has a team of eight helping to deliver sports coaching to schools and youth groups across South Cumbria.
Last year the company underwent a rebrand recognising its wider work and is now trading as Onside Sports Coaching, covering everything from cricket to rugby league and working with some of the area’s best athletes.
Mr Dawson originally took part in the Linkstart programme when he set up the company and he has now received guidance from the Britain’s Energy Coast Backing Business scheme.
The scheme provided Onside Sports Coaching with a £1,000 grant to help buy new equipment including bibs and uniforms, as well as helping to provide some help in terms of the direction of the company.
He said: “We were offered advice and it was all really helpful.
“During the last year we changed from Onside Soccer to Onside Sports Coaching – the money has helped us financially, obviously, but the advice was good too.”
The company is split into three geographical areas working with schools and groups in South Copeland, North Copeland and the South Lakes – and each manager works with two or three coaches as well as professional rugby and cricket players to provide the coaching.
The real benefits of working with Backing Business has been helping Mr Dawson to change his outlook from that of a sportsman to working and thinking within the business world.
He added: “I’m not a businessman – this started as a one-man band but Backing Business is helping me to become a businessman.
“It is going really well and it’s down to the people involved in Backing Business.”
First published at 15:56, Friday, 08 February 2013
Published by http://www.nwemail.co.uk
- Race against time to Cumbria and Lancashire save maternity units
- Staff moved to tears by damning report into Barrow maternity failures
- Supermarket approved for Ulverston
- New headteacher appointed at Millom School
- Record day for young musicians at Ulverston contest
- The Pearl Izumi Tour Series BAE Systems Barrow Stage 2014 (3 comments)
- Thefts at South Cumbria churches
- Six jobs go as Barrow loan shop closes
- Parents of starving Ulverston children in court tomorrow for sentencing
- Police appeal after damage to Barrow house
- Fylde striker and ex-Barrow AFC player warns - title race not over yet
- Aussie ace out to impress for Barrow Raiders
- Top GB prospect backs Barrow fighter
- Charities benefit from Barrow boxing night
- Players Quick off the mark at Furness College: with picture gallery
- Duddon paddlers claim eight first places
- Four Duddon canoests in frame for world champs
- Students show skills at Furness festival: with picture gallery
- Schools cross country at Walney draws nearly 200: with picture gallery
- St Bernard's taste county finals success: with picture gallery
Visit our websites for...
- Owners vow to rebuild after alleged drink driver smashes into Barrow chippy (13 comments)
- Starving Ulverston children left ‘looking like urchins from Oliver Twist’
- Walney bridge to close this weekend (42 comments)
- Cyclist still in serious condition following Ulverston crash at the A590 junction
- Barrow hotel to be demolished (39 comments)
Great Daffodil appeal 2015
Homes and gardens 21
Power to switch
Walk to remember
Choosing a secondary school
To save our contact details direct to your smartphone simply scan this QR code
|Evening Mail Going Out|