HC Deb 11 July 2002 vol 388 cc1189-90W
Mr. Heald

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many coaches Sport England funds for(a) football, (b) hockey, (c) men's football, (d) women's football, (e) men's hockey and(f) women's hockey. [66769]

Mr. Caborn

[holding answer 4 July 2002]: Sport England funds the Football Foundation who provide funding for grassroots football.

Sport England does not directly fund any individuals except through the World Class programmes. Sport England put Exchequer funding into the coach education programme of hockey.

The figures for hockey are as follows:

  • 11 full-time coaches or core consultant coaches;
  • 9 national age group coaches;
  • 43 sessional coaches.

No further breakdown can be provided.

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