Jim Prescott, Founder and CEO of All Sports Coaching Academy, CIC, has just been nominated and chosen as a Coronation Champion. One of just 500 chosen throughout the country, Jim was nominated for his outstanding commitment to volunteering.
The Coronation Champion Awards were launched by the Royal Voluntary Service to celebrate extraordinary volunteers who go the extra mile to improve the lives of others. The awards recognise volunteers from all corners of the UK and a range of causes.
“I understand that this is in recognition of my voluntary running of ALLSPORTS COACHES COACHING ACADEMY CIC, however I think it is also a tribute to everyone who has helped me with the journey since we set up in 2020 just days before the pandemic entered our lives. Honoured, humbled doesn’t even start to describe the feeling.”
On the 3rd May Jim and his Wife Margaret attended the Kings Coronation Garden Party at Buckingham Palace to celebrate the award. The King and Queen, along with the Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh and the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester were in attendance.
Jim said it was a surreal day and a wonderful experience to celebrate the award. My Wife and I had a day to remember.
Allsports Coaches Coaching Academy (ACCA) is a not for profit social enterprise that has been going since 2020. The organisation was established with a powerful combination of aims at its heart.
They provide training / mentoring and support to military veterans and their families to become qualified as Sports Coach Practitioners, ACCA support individuals into workplace pathways with ongoing CPD and mentoring . Using the power of sport they focus on supporting schools, colleges and communities to deliver great coaching and mentoring support to children and young people delivering sports and support that improves the health, wellbeing and academic success of children and young people.
As bronze status members of the Armed Forces Covenant they also provide support to veterans themselves as well as their families, and are working in partnership with AFC Telford United and Telford & Wrekin Council to provide football for veterans every week at The Bucks Head. Plans are under way to extend this to other areas of Shropshire as well as other sports such as cricket.
Whilst they provide excellent quality sports coach practitioners to deliver great coaching to children and young throughout Shropshire, and Telford & Wrekin, the programme is available to veterans and their families across the UK.ACCA provide training and recognised qualifications via a mix of online and/or face to face training programmes including ongoing mentoring and support as well as CPD programmes
Support, mentoring and wellbeing are at the core of their service delivery, both to their coaches and the children and young people they work with.
Jim Prescott added we are aiming to support and improve the lives of everyone we train as Sports Coach Practitioners.