The year is flying by! The first quarter of the year is done, and we have some exciting updates to bring you following some of the work we did in April.
Our Visit to Member Organisations:
In April, Callun spent some time visiting Powerhouse Parkour, one of our member organisations, in Epsom.
Callun was there to sign off some of their Level 1 coaching hours, whilst also engaging in conversations with the Powerhouse team to learn a little bit more about their parkour coaching.
A full article will be up on the website soon.
Over the next few months, Callun will be focusing on trying to get to as many of our member organisations as he can, in order to highlight the amazing work that members of our community are doing.
Callun will be in touch with our members soon, but if you have an immediate story you would like us to share, do not hesitate to reach out to us!
The competition season has kicked off!
With summer approaching, we’ve already seen street competitions starting to take place as the weather gets warmer!
In April, we saw the Liverpool Takeover (Read More Here) and Manchester Takeover competitions, both looked incredibly fun and successful.
Other events in May include:
- Women / ENBY Jam (By the time this article is published, this event has happened!)
- Street Media Social V1 – 20th/21st May
- Coventry Jam – 27th May
- Women’s International Parkour Weekend – 13th/14th May
We’re always looking for new events to attend and share with the parkour community.
With our team expanding, Parkour UK will try to attend as many parkour events as possible. If you have an event coming up and would like us to attend, don’t hesitate to send us a message!
Women’s Engagement Project
In last month’s update, we spoke about Lynn taking a trip to Glasgow to shoot our first women’s engagement project piece.
We’ve seen the first draft, and it’s incredible! It will be the first of many women’s engagement pieces to come.
The project will be released soon.
REMINDER FOR LEARNERS – PAST AND PRESENT
We would like to remind all learners who have taken their Level 1 and Level 2 Parkour Coaching Qualifications to please get their hours signed off as soon as possible!
If you have any questions, please get in touch with our workforce team.
Level 2 Parkour UK Coaching Qualification
There isn’t long left to book the summer assessment day for our Level 2 Parkour Coaching Qualification.
Bookings close in just under two weeks’ time, make sure you book quickly!
UK Coaching Week 2023
Towards the end of April and the beginning of May, UK Coaching announced their daily themes for UK Coaching Week 2023.
You may remember Parkour UK attended the UK Coaching Awards in Leeds in December after three parkour coaches that we nominated became finalists in their categories.
It’s important to use these events to truly showcase and highlight all the work that parkour coaches are doing.
This year, UK Coaching Week runs from 5th June – 11th June, with the theme being “Duty of Care”.
The mission of UK Coaching Week 2023 is to educate people about the critical role of Duty to Care in coaching and its impact on the nation’s health and well-being.
Parkour UK aims to highlight as many parkour coaches as possible who fit the following criteria for the week.
Monday 5th June: Duty of Care – The foundation of great coaching.
Tuesday 6th June: Physical Wellbeing – Encouraging physical activity, healthy habits, and recovery to prevent illness and injury.
Wednesday 7th June: Inclusion – Tailoring delivery to a wide range of audiences and how you engage and empower people to keep them involved.
Thursday 8th June: Diversity – Providing equality of opportunity without discrimination.
Friday 9th June: Safeguarding – Protecting people from harmful practices in sport and physical activity.
Saturday 10th June: Mental Health and Wellbeing – Supporting psychological and emotional well-being.
Sunday 12th June: Safe to Practice – Ensuring participant safety and working within the scope of practice.
If you know a parkour coach/coaches or a coaching organisation that fit one or more of the categories listed above, please get in touch with us so we can highlight all the amazing work done by coaches within the parkour community.
You can find out more about UK Coaching Week by following the link here.
We aim to update the parkour community on the work that we are doing each month. If you liked this post, or want to reach out to us with anything you would like us to talk about, then you can do so by following any of the social links below!