Coaching Bursary

FA Coach Education Inclusion Bursary Scheme

100 Places for female coaches and 100 places for BAME coaches for UEFA B Courses

The FA has extended the deadline for applications process for the FA coach education Inclusion bursary – an initiative, designed to support aspiring coaches from under-represented communities to take the next steps on their coaching pathways.

Jointly supported by Sport England the programme provides female coaches, as well as male coaches from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds with a financial contribution towards their FA Level 3 (UEFA B) in Coaching Football course.

Wayne Allison, FA coach inclusion and diversity manager, who runs the bursary programme, said: “I’m really pleased we’re in a position to launch this funding initiative for its third year.

“We have now seen a large volume of excellent UEFA B hopefuls apply and receive bursaries so it’s fantastic that we can again offer this to even more under-represented, aspiring coaches. 

“The FA Grassroots Coaching Bursary was developed to support the aim of increasing diversity among FA UEFA B qualified coaches in England while also increasing the talent pool from which clubs can pick their managers and coaches.

“We want to open doors to those learners that have traditionally faced barriers.

“If you’re a coach from an under-represented community and think the programme could be beneficial please do apply. It really can make a difference to your development.”

To apply for the bursary, click here

The application process is now open and will close on Monday 2nd October

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