Coaching Support

Coaching Support

Football is for everyone

The FA is here to ensure everyone who participates has a great experience – regardless of gender, sexuality, ethnicity, ability or disability, faith or age.

In this section you'll find information about support initiatives and training opportunities to help you improve as a coach, be safe in your coaching and the environments you create, and access on-the-ground support when you need it. 

Safeguarding and Welfare

SAFEGUARDING IS EVERYONE’S RESPONSIBILITY

Everyone in football has a responsibility to make our game safe and enjoyable.

This is particularly true for coaches. A coach is in a privileged position. The nature of the role means he/she can have significant influence over children and young people and develop relationships of trust with children and their parents/carers. It’s therefore important that coaches understand their safeguarding responsibilities.

Find out how The FA and the Cheshire FA manages safeguarding nationally and locally. You’ll also find detailed information on the game’s safeguarding strategy, and how it applies to you.

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Coaching Support

FA Coach Mentor Programme

On-the-ground grassroots support for FA Charter Standard Clubs, leagues, and coaches
Safeguarding

Criminal Records Checks

Find details of forthcoming safeguarding training courses and workshops, how to obtain a Criminal Record Check (CRC) if you need one – and lots of other relevant information.
Disability Workforce Fund

Inclusion

Football is open and accessible for all
Coach

Policies and procedures

players

Coaching Bursaries

Supporting grassroots coaches from under-represented communities
Coaching Event Mentoring Adults

BAME Coaching Network

Female Coaches Network

Female Coaching Network