Coach Academy

Officer Cricle
Faizan Sajid

Activities Officer

"Volunteering as a Student can create a massive impact in your local community and provides an opportunity for you to make changes to the issues you care about."

The Coach Academy is an employability programme, that will provide you will industry standard on the job experiences, supported by training and mentor opportunities.

Student Sport Activator

Sheffield Wednesday FC CP - Primary Stars Volunteer Coach

Community Football Activator

Goalball UK - Goalball Activator

Active Fusion Assistant Sports Coach

Schools Football Coach - University Football Hub


First you have apply and be recruited into one of our endorsed roles. Keep checking back on this page for current Volunteering opportunities. For our paid roles, visit UniHub and search Coach Academy.

To keep up to date with all the current roles join the mailing list here.


Once recruited into a role, you will be enrolled onto the Coach Academy and gain access to:

  • Mentoring programmes

  • Role specific training

  • Skills training

  • Employability training

  • Free Masterclasses

  • The Coach Academy Reward Scheme

  • The Hallam Award

  • Funding opportunities


The benefits of the Coach Academy for you includes:

  • Access to high quality roles, where you will be supported and developed

  • Centralised programme to give you access everything you need to become employable

  • You will be supported by the Coach Academy if you need any help or advice

  • You will be recognised by the University for your hard work

  • Achieving all the aspects of our framework and reward scheme will make you more appealing to employers


For more information on the Coach Academy Programme please contact sport@shu.ac.uk