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Foundation Friday: New coaches

9 September 2016

Club Doncaster Foundation have strengthened the quality and quantity of sessions delivered throughout the community.

A series of full-time roles with Club Doncaster Foundation have been offered to strengthen the quality and quantity of sessions delivered throughout the community.

Lauren Cuttell, Rich Harford and Jamie Cotton all join the team as full time coaching staff to compliment the existing core of Heather King and Mark Cooper.

With three decades of experience between them, Lauren, Rich and Jamie bring a wealth of invaluable knowledge to the foundation, which will be essential in the development of the community programme.

Each with their own area of expertise as well as FA Level coaching awards, the quality of the new coaches will allow a consistent string of high quality sessions across the Doncaster Borough.

Between them they will deliver 15-20 sessions a week throughout the community within three key sections. These include sessions at schools, within the Kicks programme and the newest section specifically aimed at increasing the engagement and involvement of girls in the area.

Also strengthening the team are three of Club Doncaster Sport College’s 2016 graduates, Ben Waters, Josh Gelder and Joe Firbank. The trio were offered apprenticeship roles with the foundation after impressing throughout their Level 3 BTEC Diplomas last academic year and will be working towards their coaching badges while also delivering their own quality sessions.

Community officer Dean Sharp is delighted with the new additions and hopes they can carve the way in an exciting new path for the Foundation.

“The full time coaches will allow our programmes to develop in quality and make sure that each session is just as good as the last. Having permanent staff ensures that Doncaster Rovers fans and young people throughout Doncaster have the best opportunities to develop sporting habits for the future,” he said.

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