March was a busy month for all of us at Parkour UK. Here is our monthly update for March 2023.
All Hands Meeting – Sheffield
In March, the majority of the Parkour UK team met for our quarterly all-hands meeting in Sheffield.
During our time in Sheffield, our team had the opportunity to deliver a presentation on the various projects that they are working on. This included:
Lynn – Women’s Engagement
Simon – The Level 2 CIMPSA Accreditation
Caroline – Disability in Sports
Kieran – Parkour UK Memberships
Callun – Long form & Written Content
On the Wednesday of our all hands meeting, we also had the pleasure of speaking to Keith Oddy from KO Child Protection Services about safeguarding within parkour. It was an incredibly insightful conversation, and we are incredibly grateful for Keith’s time with us!
Women’s Engagement Project
Earlier in the month, Lynn visited Glasgow to shoot our first piece for our Women’s Engagement Project.
With our projects, we want to try and support the parkour community. This includes working with film makers and photographers. In this case, we worked with Johnston Macpherson-Stewart, who shot the video at Movement Park, Glasgow.
The full video will be released soon!
Parkour UK Brand Membership
Our Membership lead, Kieran, has been in contact with a number of parkour clothing brands recently, as he works on building out our membership offerings for the parkour participants and the community.
We’re looking to get as many parkour brands involved as possible to offer benefits to our individual members and member organisations.
If you haven’t received an email from Kieran and would like your parkour clothing brand to be involved, make sure you reach out by sending him an email to the following address, email@example.com.
Level 2 Qualification CIMPSA Accreditation
Recently, our Workforce team has been in the process of submitting our recently redeveloped Level 2 coaching qualification for CIMPSA accreditation.
CIMPSA is the professional development body for the UK’s sport and physical activity sector, committed to supporting, developing, and enabling professionals and organisations to succeed and, as a result, inspire our nation to become more active.
“Currently, we are finalising the CIMSPA mapping, which means that we are working to ensure that our course can align with all the CIMSPA Professional Standards for the role of a coach (there are around 265 standards to map to). “Simon – Our Workforce Lead
Simon will be submitting a copy of this mapping to 1st4sport this week who will double check, feedback and, once checked, we’ll submit it to CIMSPA for assessment by the end of the month.
Barring any adjustments we have to make this will then mean that our summer intake will then also be CIMSPA accredited as well as 1st4sport.
Level 1 – Cardiff
Our next Parkour UK Level 1 Assistant Coaching Course is taking place at the Fluidity Freerun Academy in Cardiff.
The course costs £375.00, and if you have any questions or inquiries, make sure you reach out to us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Click the button below to book your slot!
Level 2 Summer Intake
Our Level 2 summer intake starts on June 5th! Bookings are still open, and we recommend booking on as soon as you can!
**REMEMBER** Payment plans are available for our Level 2 coaching qualification. You can find out more about our payment plans by following the link here.
As always, thank you for taking the time to read our monthly update. 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.