Tag: The FA

  • FA Regional Talent Clubs

    On Friday 29th April it was announced who had been successful in the new restructure to the Elite girls game. Replacing the Centre of Excellence set up is the new Regional Talent Clubs. The main difference is that now it is tiered (very much like the boys Academy system). The license is subject to Sport England […]


  • The Coaching Pathway

    The coaching pathway has so many different options and strands now to help coaches really focus on what type of coaching interests them the most. Really specialising in the areas they feel they know the best. If you are new to coaching this who model of the pathways in coaching might look a little daunting, […]

  • Referee first to get abuse!

    After going to watch the under 12 boys team I have been coaching play on Wednesday night, it got me thinking how bad the referee being shouted at is. But it gets worse than that, the guy who was shouting was supposed to be in charge of the team. Yet every single little thing that […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]