Coaches, leaders, instructors, activators and volunteers are the lifeblood of the sport and physical activity sector, which is why MSP, in partnership with Merseyside Sports Foundationconstantly strives to offer whatever support we can to this incredible group of individuals.

We provide a range of services and resources, whether you are looking to …

  • boost your qualifications or work on your Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
  • network or meet new friends
  • find or promote opportunities
  • get started with coaching and volunteering or advance your career
  • give back to your community

If you’re looking to make a difference to your life and the lives of others, then we’re here to help. Explore the various links on this page, scroll down for more information, or get in touch.

Thinking about sport or physical activity volunteering?

Anyone can be a volunteer and whether you commit to giving up a few hours of your time to a one-off commitment, or choose to volunteer regularly there are loads of benefits to be had:

  • improved confidence & self esteem
  • making a positive difference to lives and communities
  • meeting new people
  • being part of the community
  • improved employment prospects
  • learning new skills
  • taking on a challenge
  • spending quality time away from work or a busy lifestyle
  • boosting your CV
  • working with a team
  • and most importantly…HAVING FUN!

‘No one can do everything but everyone can do something’*


Considering becoming a coach, leader, instructor or activator or looking to take one of those roles further?

Coaches, leaders, instructors and activators are fundamental to the development of sport and physical activity at every level. Those who choose to coach don’t just give to the sector though, they also have the chance to get lots back in return too:

  • an increased sense of purpose and opportunity for personal fulfilment
  • improved communication skills and the opportunity to enhance personal effectiveness
  • opportunities to build confidence and increase self-esteem
  • discovering a work-life balance that is even more satisfying and fulfilling
  • learning ways to handle challenging issues: gaining experiences, skills and knowledge which can be used in all aspects of life
  • building strong and lasting relationships
  • sharing the experiences, successes and emotional highs and lows with the athletes through all stages of their sporting journey

To support coaches, leaders, instructors and activators we offer access to career development tools, networking opportunities, courses and advice.

You can explore the links at the top of this page and also choose to become a member of our Volunteering and Coaching Bureau, to get even more help and support.

Source: *Max Lucado 

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