ICCE Continental Body Established to Support European Activities in Development of Sport Coaching

The International Council for Coaching Excellence (ICCE) is delighted to announce the establishment of Sport Coaching Europe (SCE), a formal continental body for Europe of its global organisation.

Sport Coaching Europe builds on decades of progress made by the European Coaching Council, which was formed to promote the mission and objectives of ICCE and the development of coaching across Europe by providing clear reference points for education, development, qualification, and employment of coaches. These reference points have been developed with and made available for European countries, European Sport federations, Higher Education, coaches associations and other agencies.

John Bales, President of the ICCE said of the announcement:

“It gives us great pleasure to launch Sport Coaching Europe – a formally established continental body for Europe of the ICCE – which will develop and evolve further the mission of the European Coaching Council.  Many of the ICCE’s projects involve co-operating with European partners and the EU, and this work will be strengthened by our continental presence in Europe”.

Kirsi Hämäläinen, ICCE Vice President for Europe said:

“The launch of Sport Coaching Europe marks an important milestone in promoting the development of coaching across Europe and working collaboratively with partner organisations in the continent.  As Vice President of the ICCE for Europe I wholly welcome this development”.

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The International Council for Coaching Excellence (ICCE) is a not-for-profit, international organisation with the mission of leading and supporting the development of sport coaching globally. The ICCE has established a central Global Coaching Office at Leeds Beckett University in 2011 which is now the hub of its global activities. 

Sport Coaching Europe (SCE) is ICCE’s continental operation for Europe registered in Malta. It has a specific remit for activities carried out in Europe.


The SCE is a formally established continental body for Europe of the International Council for Coaching Excellence.

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