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Posted by Diane Bennit – Chair EWA Advisory Coaching Panel on 18/05/2018.

March General Coach Compulsory Update

The EA Advisory Coaching Panel recently ran a very well attended and successful Coaching Update seminar. The varied topics given by well prepared and professional presenters ensured that the interest of attendees was kept throughout the seminar.

New South Wales Eventing Specialist Craig Barrett an EA Level 2 gave an overview of the challenges for the coach, to cover the strengths and weaknesses in the dressage, cross country and show jumping phases.   Craig’s presentation started in the upstairs section and then moved to the indoor arena for some practical demonstrations.

Helen McShane the Project Manager from the WA Sports Federation spoke on the Working with Children legislation and other child safeguarding opportunities.  Some of the areas discussed were, who requires a Working with Children check, what do organizations need to do to comply with the Working with Children legislation.   This was a very useful session for coaches, especially those whose main clientele are young people.

EA Board member Colin Chantler updated those present with an overview of changes taking place in the NCAS and NOAS coaching system.   As the Australian Sports Commission has stopped supporting the scheme at Government level, each sporting organization is now responsible for their own coaching schemes.

Philippa Collier’s presentation of the Gow Gates Webinar on Risk Management was well received and reminded coaches of their insurance obligations  

The Panel would like to congratulate Gina Hendrie, Chris Thompson and Liesl Wilding on recently receiving their EA Level 2 Dressage Specialist certificates.

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