Parkour UK Monthly Update – February 2023

Parkour UK’s monthly update for February 2023.

February was a short but busy month. We had a lot going on at Parkour UK, and things were moving quickly. This update involves our upcoming courses over the next few months, our attendance at events, and welcoming a new team member!

Level 2 Coaching Course – Bookings & Payment Plans

Looking to take your Level 2 coaching qualification this summer?

Books for our summer cohort are now available, with spaces filling quickly! We recommend booking the course as soon as possible.

The course cost for our Level 2 coaching qualification is £595.00, and a PayPal pay-in-3 payment plan is available at the checkout, so you can spread the cost of your payment over three months.

You can find out more about PayPal Pay in 3 here.

PLEASE NOTE: Pay in 3 is a form of credit, so carefully consider whether you can afford the repayments and be aware of the possible impact of missing payments, including making other borrowing more difficult or expensive.

Parkour UK - Level 2 Qualification Dates

Upcoming Course – Level 1 Peterborough

Parkour UK Level One Peterborough Coaching Course

Bookings are still open for our Level 1 assistant coaching course at Aspire Parkour Academy in Peterborough.

The course runs from April 3rd – April 6th and costs £375.00.

A to B with Parkour UK – Our Podcast

In the opening weeks of January, the digital support team, along with Parkour UK’s head of development, Chris Grant, went to The Motus Projects HQ in Staplehurst to record the Parkour UK podcast.

A to B with Parkour UK is a podcast by Parkour UK which aims to bridge the gap between the work Parkour UK is doing and the parkour community.

In our opening episodes of the podcast, Callun and Chris discussed the recent Level 2 redevelopment and dived more into detail regarding the mental health first aid course that Parkour UK delivers.

Parkour UK Podcast – MHFA

If you have any questions for the next round of podcasts, make sure you reach out to us. We are expecting to record the next set of episodes in March.

Our Women’s Engagement Project

Although it is in its early stages, the women’s engagement project aims to tell the stories of the strong female leads within our sport. This project is being developed by Lynn Jung, who is part of our digital support team.

Parkour UK is keen to break down the barriers and adversity that women in sport face, and Lynn being at the forefront of this project is really helping us make that happen!

Our latest podcast episode details a little bit more regarding the women’s engagement project, you can watch/listen to that by following the link below.

Memberships Are Moving Forward!

Our membership lead, Kieran, has been working hard on the memberships and the benefits they offer.

The memberships admin area needed a lot of work and overhauling. To best understand where memberships need to go, we first must have some up-to-date, clear, and useful areas to store and track information.

One of my projects recently has been to gain some insight from our members as well as non-members to share some ideas and understand how we can best support the community. Groups were split into Coaching Organisations, Coaches, Brands, and Unstructured Communities, but there will be more insights in the future for groups not fitting nicely within these categories. It has been great to hear from those selected for some discussions.

Kieran – Membership Lead

Kieran and Chris met with one another on the 21st of February in Newcastle to discuss memberships.

Mental Health First Aid – London POSTPONED

Our MHFA course at Parkour Generations London has been postponed.

We will be publishing an amended date for this course soon.

New Staff Members

We would like to welcome Andrew to the Parkour UK team.

Andrew has joined Parkour UK in a finance support role.

Andrew’s role is in all things finance! His main areas of focus will be on budgets and financial reporting following our £1.5 mln grant from Sport England.

We will be introducing Andrew to everyone on our social media over the next few weeks.

Parkour UK’s Attendance at Events

At the end of February, Callun & Chris took a visit to London for the Supa XXL jam and awards.

The awards celebrated Supa XXL, who have been running weekly Sunday sessions at different locations in London over the last decade.

Since COVID, Sunday Supa XXL’s sessions started up again, and they even started producing weekly videos of their sessions for YouTube.

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Supa XXL Jam London

The awards celebrated the greatest and best of the Supa XXL sessions, with golden bricks given as awards for categories, like “Biggest Shinspiration.”

They also made a plaque for “Best Spot” – which was hung at the Chalk Farm colourful wall spot.

We’re really looking forward to next year’s Supa XXL awards. They’ve set an extremely high bar, and we are really excited to see what they come up with next!

Parkour London Best Spot 2022
Chalk Farm Walls – Awarded Best Spot of 2022

We are always looking to feature more news from our community. If you have an upcoming event, competition, or jam, or have anything you would like featured in a future Parkour UK post, make sure you reach out to us on our social platforms, @parkouruk.