Leith-based Access Parkour head coach nominated for national award

Parkour, an organisation which encourages outdoor movement and gym work for youngsters and adults with difficulties, including Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Down’s Syndrome, has an acknowledged Edinburgh champion in Adam Romaine, nominated this week for a nationwide award.

He has been shortlisted for the “Change a Life’ Award by UK Coaching in recognition of his work supporting the local community to be active. The nomination comes ahead of the 25th annual awards ceremony in Leeds on December 6.

Head coach at Access Parkour, West Bowling Green Street, Leith, Adam encourages participation in non-competitive physical training in a relaxed but reassuring environment and with enjoyment paramount. The citation compliments Adam for adapting sessions to meet individual needs.

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Adam says: “I am incredibly proud to be nominated for the UK Coaching Award. I enjoy coaching and seeing people progress and overcome fears and personal challenges. The thing I like most about coaching is helping people get better every day as well as seeing how far they come over a period. My main goals are showing sport is for everyone, not only the elite level athlete but also beginners. Sport and coaches for local communities are incredibly important. It gives (participants) something to do where they can be active, which is good for mental health as well as making new friends in different places where they feel safe and can learn physical literacy skills at their own pace.”

Adam Romaine has been nominated for an award.

Mark Gannon, UK Coaching’s chief executive, said that the finalists had been chosen from 350 nominations in various categories.