Newly qualified swimming coach Kelsey Richards is one of thousands across the capital benefiting from London’s Sports Legacy Fund. She gained her coaching qualification in return for volunteering at Redbridge Swimming Club in East London. Kelsey said: “I would not have been able to finance these courses myself. I love the sport and want to be the best coach I can be.”
Redbridge Swimming Club had previously struggled to find qualified teachers, but now has plenty of qualified teachers across the borough.
The Mayor of London’s Skills Investment Programme has already helped more than 10,000 people across London, with 25,000 hours pledged to community sport.