VCSA Member Feature: All Sports Coaches Coaching Academy

All Sports Coaches Coaching Academy Founder Chosen as Coronation Champion

Jim Prescott, Founder and CEO of All Sports Coaches Coaching Academy, CIC, has just been nominated and chosen as a Coronation Champion. One of just 500 chosen throughout the country, Jim was nominated for his outstanding commitment to volunteering.

The Coronation Champion Awards were launched by the Royal Voluntary Service to celebrate extraordinary volunteers who go the extra mile to improve the lives of others. The awards recognise volunteers from all corners of the UK and a range of causes.

Jim Said:

“I understand that this is in recognition of my voluntary running of All Sports Coaches Coaching Academy, CIC, however I think it is also a tribute to everyone who has helped me with the journey since we set up in 2020 just days before the pandemic entered our lives. Honoured, humbled doesn't even start to describe the feeling.”

On the 3rd May Jim and his Wife Margaret attended the Kings Coronation Garden Party at Buckingham Palace to celebrate the award. The King and Queen, along with the Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh and the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester were in attendance.

Jim said:

"It was a surreal day and a wonderful experience to celebrate the award. My Wife and I had a day to remember."

Allsports Coaches Coaching Academy (ACCA) is a relatively new member of the VCSA, having just joined this year, but the social enterprise has been going since 2020. The organisation was established with a powerful combination of aims at its heart. It seeks to provide excellent quality sports coach practitioners to deliver great coaching to children and young throughout Shropshire, and Telford & Wrekin. ACCA provide training / mentoring and support to military veterans and others via online and/ or face to face programmes leading to recognised qualifications.

Once qualified as Sports Coach Practitioners ACCA support individuals into workplace pathways with ongoing CPD and mentoring . Using the power of sport they focus on supporting schools, colleges and communities to deliver great coaching and mentoring support to children and young people delivering sports and support that improves the health, wellbeing and academic success of children and young people.

 As bronze status members of the Armed Forces Covenant they also provide support to veterans themselves as well as their families. They are working in partnership with AFC Telford United and Telford & Wrekin Council to provide football for veterans every week at The Bucks Head. Plans are under way to extend this to other areas of Shropshire as well as other sports such as cricket.

The training and support programmes they offer to veterans is also available for others including emergency service workers and others looking for a career change as well as NEETs. 

Support, mentoring and wellbeing are at the core of their service delivery, both to their coaches and the children and young people they work with.

Their training programmes are also available to teachers / parents and others who volunteer as well as the GOVOX mental health support systems and monitoring programmes widely used across the country in the business community, clubs and schools, colleges etc.

Jim Prescott added:

"We are aiming to support and improve the lives of as many children and young people as possible whilst improving and supporting the lives of everyone that we train as Sports Coach Practitioners."

If you share the ACCA's passion and want to create a social impact then why not drop Jim an email at or you can visit their website or connect with them on social media.

Jim at the palace
Jim and his wife at the palace