Coaching - insurance cover advice

It is important for any club to ensure that it carries appropriate insurance (including public liability) to cover the club's likely risks and liability to its members, players, helpers and the general public.

ECB are aware that in some circumstances coaches, particularly those without any formal coaching qualifications, may either not be covered under the general club insurance policy or may have only very limited cover.

It may be the case that without the proper cover, the coach is not covered in the event of any accident or injury that he or she suffers and/or that the club may not be insured in the event that the coach's activities give rise to any loss or damage for which the club is ultimately responsible.

We would therefore advise that each club checks its current (and any future) insurance policy with great care.

As you may be aware, not only does the ECB Coaches Association (ECBCA) provide training and a recognition of an individual's coaching qualification but membership of the ECBCA automatically includes certain minimum levels of public liability, employers liability and personal accident cover.

If coaches do not hold a qualification recognised by ECB, they will not be able to become members of ECBCA. We would therefore encourage them to seek an appropriate qualification.

More information about the courses available and local contact information can be found on the ECB Coaches Association website

If coaches are qualified but are not members of ECBCA, application forms can be downloaded from that ECBCA website.