As Adam Peaty tries to recover in time to defend his 100m Commonwealth breaststroke title, his coach and former Olympian Mel Marshall, spoke to the Daily Mail during #UKCoachingWeek to show her support for the#Born2Coach movement and how the Commonwealth Games can help inspire new coaches after latest Sport England data shows a fall of more than 3.1 million people giving up their time to coach
“We will pull off a really good Commonwealth Games. It makes it seem realistic, all the kids who watch it on TV or live, they will know it’s not far away.
“You can strive for better and use sport as a vehicle to get better. It’s about investing in grassroots. You have to make sure you invest over time. If you want to make long-term sustainable change you need long-term investment.
“The message is about the long game, investing in the people.”