GB Coaching table tennis apprenticeship programme open for applications

Coaches who want to work with Great Britain’s rising young stars can now apply to be part of the new intake of the GBTT Coaching Apprenticeship Programme.

The programme was launched last year with the aim to create a network of coaches across Britain with the skills and expertise to help prepare the next generation of players for elite competition.

Lois Peake and Graeme Barella became the first coaches selected under the programme earlier this year, and applications are now open for those who want to follow in their footsteps.

There will be a maximum of four places available, and successful applicants would start the 15-month programme in September.

Applications are open between now and May 31st.

Applications are welcome from all the Home Nations and female coaches in particular are encouraged to apply. To be considered, applicants must have the endorsement of their Home Nation governing body.

Those who apply must commit to attend monthly GB training camps, fortnightly coaching meetings and two major international competitions.

Each coach on the programme will receive a £4,000 apprenticeship cost spread over the duration of the course, including a £1,000 passing bonus after a final assessment.

The aim of the programme is to create a greater number of coaches who can work in the talent pathway across the Home Nations and GB. This will provide future coaches who have the experience and expertise to work in the GB and Home Nations programmes. If all the places are taken up, 12 coaches will have undergone their apprenticeships and be deployed into different tiers of the pathway.

Download the document at the foot of this page for more information, including eligibility criteria and selection process.

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