Fit For Sport welcomed as 100th CIMSPA employer partner

The Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) is celebrating its 100th employer partnership as Fit For Sport join the sector’s chartered institute.

CIMSPA employer partners are at the centre of developing professional standards for the sport and physical activity sector, and also provide their staff team with access to high quality professional development through CIMSPA membership.

Fit For Sport train hundreds of children’s activity professionals each year and are experts in educating and engaging children and young people through physical activity – supporting and delivering school, after-school and holiday camp activities – as well as fully inclusive PE and school sport.

Under the new partnership, Fit For Sport will transfer its frontline workforce of activity leaders into CIMSPA membership, using the new CIMSPA coaching membership categories which are fully aligned with the professional development needs of community sport professionals.

Eamonn Ellis, Fit For Sport Head of Training, said: “Fit For Sport are hugely excited to become CIMSPA’s 100th employer partner. The work that CIMSPA is undertaking to improve standards across the sector complements Fit For Sport’s commitment to providing the best possible experience of physical activity to children and families perfectly.

“We are delighted to have been able to contribute to the development of CIMSPA’s professional standards and are looking forward to working closely with them in the future.”

Tara Dillon, CIMSPA CEO, welcomed Fit For Sport into partnership: “Reaching the milestone of 100 employer partners is an important one for CIMSPA – the clear backing of the sector’s employers for our workforce development ambitions is the catalyst which has driven our growing influence and success.

“With their roots in community sport and childrens’ activity, Fit For Sport are a perfect example of how our reach is growing across the whole of the sector. We’re looking forward to welcoming their frontline team into CIMSPA membership – a membership which will deliver both recognition of their professionalism and a high quality personal development pathway.

“I’m particularly proud to welcome Fit For Sport as CIMSPA partners as they have already demonstrated their commitment to our sector’s progress through a significant contribution to the sector’s professional development board.”

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