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Save the Dream and iCoachKids to work together to promote empowerment of youth through sport

Project iCoachKids are delighted to announce the cooperation with Save the Dream, a not-for-profit initiative conceived to promote and protect the core values of sport for young people at a global level. Save the Dream will make available its expertise to support the development and dissemination of resources linked to this Erasmus+ project, led by Leeds Beckett University (LBU) and the International Council for Coaching Excellence (ICCE).

Save the Dream is a joint initiative of the International Centre for Sport Security and the Qatar Olympic Committee whose vision is a world in which every child and young person can practice sport safely and learn from its values in terms of integrity, respect and inclusion. This is very much in accordance with the values of iCoachKids, and its objective of tackling the lack of opportunities for coaches of children to be suitably trained and recognized across Europe.

Save the Dream’s Director of Social Innovation and Empowerment, Pedro Velazquez, says of the collaboration: “iCoachKids is an outstanding initiative which will provide concrete educational tools for coaches. We at Save the Dream are looking forward to joining forces with iCoachKids partner organisations and to providing input to this project in fields such as Intercultural dialogue, children protection and integrity.”

The ICCE and Leeds Beckett University's Sergio Lara-Bercial, project leader for iCoachKids, praises the agreement: "Save the Dream has very similar objectives to iCoachKids and vast experience in supporting the creation of fit for purpose sporting opportunities for children and young people. We are very excited about this partnership".

iCoachKids is led by Leeds Beckett University (LBU) and the International Council for Coaching Excellence (ICCE) and brings together another six world-class organisations with a common desire to support youth coaches and a proven track record of doing so. These include Sport Ireland Coaching, the Hungarian Coaches Association, the Netherlands Olympic Committee, and European University of Madrid, Lithuanian Sport University, and the Royal Belgian Football Association.

Please visit www.save-the-dream.org and www.icoachkids.eu for more information.