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Start coaching with the AFA


Do you think you're capable of motivating players and developing them to the best of their ability?

A Coach Education Programme is vital and can play an important role in the development of both players and clubs. The programme has been put into place to ensure that we assist coaches and potential coaches so they can develop their careers in football.

The coaching pathway is open to all and provides the opportunity to obtain first-hand experience of techniques employed in football, and sessions led by experienced coaches.

The AFA aims to “provide an affordable, attainable coach education to clubs and organisations across the AFA region.”

We are on hand to give you a comprehensive breakdown of the courses available.

As one of our course candidates, you have the opportunity to join the AFA Coaches' Association, which provides you with access to Continued Professional Development (CPD) events.

To find a coaching opportunity with the AFA, simply complete and return this form.

If you have any questions or would like further information, please contact a member of the Football Development Team on the details below:

T: 020 8733 2613


Become a Coach

Football is a constantly evolving game. Players get quicker, stronger and more creative. Teams work harder, cover more distance and face more challenges, both on and off the pitch. As the game changes, the role of the coach can never be underestimated.

Benefits include:

Chance to develop personal skills and skills of others
Improves fitness
Gives something back to the local community
Opportunity to socialise and meet new people 

Development & Courses

The first stepping-stone on The FA's core coaching pathway is the Level 1 in Coaching Football.

Read more about the courses we run by following the link below.

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The FA is here to ensure everyone who participates as a coach has a great experience.

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