Foundation director named unsung hero

by Foundation of Light

Jamie Wright rewarded for hard work and dedication.

The Foundation of Light’s acting football development director, Jamie Wright,  has been named an ‘Unsung Hero’ as part of the Barclays Community Tickets campaign.

Jamie was rewarded with the accolade for his hard work and dedication to grassroots sporting opportunities, which includes the support of Foundation Community Football Teams and the development of a Coaches’ Clinic.

Speaking of the award, Jamie said: “I’m surprised but I’m also very, very pleased to be recognised as an Unsung Hero by Barclays.

“I firmly believe in the work that I do and I’m supported by a fantastic team here at the Foundation of Light who help me make all my ideas a reality.”

The Coaches’ Clinic workshop, run in partnership with Durham FA, is free of charge to coaches and teachers of all abilities, coaching at all levels. These workshops are backed up with online support through a dedicated Twitter account that helps generate a sense of support and community amongst its followers. The workshops, that run every two months, are regularly fully booked up and feature guest spots from the region’s leading coaching authorities.

“What we’re trying to do with the Coaches’ Clinic is improve people’s sporting experience at all levels through education and sharing of ideas, best practice and so on. I felt that a lot of the coaches out there, some of whom might only coach as a hobby, didn’t have access to a reliable support and development network and the Coaches’ Clinic came out of that.”

“From that we’ve developed a Teachers’ CPD programme which helps teachers understand how to deliver excellent PE and sports programmes in their schools that has also been very well received.”

“I still coach youngsters myself and I’ll always have a passion for it but through developing coaches we’ll be able to have a much bigger impact on the lives of youngsters across the North East.”

As part of the Unsung Hero award Jamie received Barclays Community tickets for the upcoming Barclays Premier League Stoke vs SAFC clash.

To find out more about the Coaches’ Clinic or Teachers’ CPD programme contact 0191 551 5191.