FA Coach Mentor Programme


What is the FA Coach Mentor Programme?

The FA Coach Mentor Programme is an investment in grass-roots coaching, offering on the ground support within FA Charter Standard Clubs, providing a process whereby a coach is actively engaged in being guided towards acquiring new knowledge, feedback, ideas or advice by a trained mentor. The aim is to supporting a coaching workforce in their own environment, both in training and in match-day situations.

The intentions of the FA Coach Mentoring Programme are to:

  • Improve coaching in grass-roots football
  • Up-skill and support coaches to develop knowledge, confidence and skills
  • Bring the Future Game to life in grass-roots clubs
  • Improve match-day behaviours
  • Retain coaches in the game
  • Support individual learning
  • Cascade the model/network of mentors and leave a Sustainable legacy
  • Retain players in the game through better coaching practice

Who are the Hunts FA Coach Mentors?

We have four mentors working in the County with two clubs each:

How does it work?

FA Charter Standard Clubs over the duration of a season have access to their assigned FA Mentor. Consultation between the club and the mentor decide on where and how the support looks in any of the areas below.

Who's accessed the programme so far?

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What have the Clubs said?

I have been supported by Martyn Neale at Hunts FA.  Martyn has been really helpful - he has been very approachable - he has listened to our needs/views and has been able to give us feedback on sessions, ideas for developing sessions, suggestions for philosophy and has taken a session for us.  I think importantly he has made me as a coach be more reflective on my own practice and willing to try new ideas. I would well-recommend both Martyn and the mentor programme - he has been excellent. - Mark Rix, Brampton Spartans.

For more information on the FA Coach Mentoring Programme please contact Football Development Officer Andy Coles via email: Andy.Coles@HuntsFA.com

or by calling 01480 447486. Alternatively you can contact the regions FA Regional Coach Mentor Officer for the East Darren Moss via email: Darren.Moss@TheFA.com