Month: January 2011

  • Young Player Development Review

    The FA has today released details of its extensive Young Player Development Review, including proposals on how to improve the game at grassroots level and coaching. The 25 recommendations to help improve the game at every level. Agreed mandatory pathway for grassroots youth football playing formats Promotion of The Future Game as a best practice guide […]


  • Let’s Kick Sexism out of Football

  • Sexism in Football

    Massive headlines have been made since the weekend, when Andy Gray and Richard Keys were caught off air, yet their microphones still on and had been recorded talking about Sian Massey a female who has reached the top in officiating in the game of football. Before she took to the field as a referee’s assistant […]

  • North East Coach

    On the Tyne & Wear Sport website, I have just come across a link to sign up as a coach. You put all of your information into your profile and organisations/employers can then contact you and/or you are made aware of coaching opportunities. I wish I had come across this sooner! I am now all signed […]

  • An Introduction

    I graduated from the University of Sunderland in 2008 with a degree BSc(hons) Sport and Exercise Sciences. I have always played football from a young age, been a Newcastle United season ticket holder for 6 seasons now, sometimes attend Sunderland games and South Shields FC in the Northern League. I began my coaching journey at […]