Community Coach

We employ a Community Coach with specific responsibilities to deliver coaching sessions within Schools, Clubs and other community groups.

The Community Trust will focus on raising funds to support the funding of the Community Coach position for the long term.

Our Community Coach specialises in the delivery of inclusive football sessions, specific impairment football sessions for example Amputee, Blind, Partially Sighted, and Cerebral Palsy football, and female football sessions from Reception up to and including adults.

Whilst working with all of these groups, the Community Coach is required to mentor and develop coaches within these structures to enable good practice support and effective action planning.

Our Community Coach is Michael Conway who is an FA Licensed Coach, and holds an FA Level 3 Coaching Certificate and currently delivers the following projects:

After School Club Sessions

Responsible for delivery of female sessions for infant, junior, primary and secondary schools which take place after school. These sessions take place over a term (normally 6 weeks) on a day suitable to the school and community coach. The school provide the facility and girls (if over 16 then an additional member of staff) and the community coach provides his expertise and equipment. In addition Hampshire FA work with the community coach to identify appropriate exit routes for all girls to play within a community setting.

This opportunity is FREE to schools please contact James Medder so if your school would like our community coach to deliver an after school club session please contact  for further details.

If your team/ club are looking for more female players and would like support in identifying a school near you to deliver an afterschool club please contact James Medder for further information.

Disability Taster Sessions

Our community coach offers taster sessions for example Blind Football to schools, colleges and universities across the County, offering an insight to pupils and to help support their understanding. If you would like our community coach to deliver to pupils within your setting please contact James Medder for further information

Disability Football

Disability football is integral in ensuring that "football is for all" and our community coach can deliver sessions in schools, colleges and universities to support pupils within your settings who are disabled, if you would like further information please contact James Medder This opportunity is open to special schools and mainstream, supporting teachers to provide inclusive football opportunities to all pupils.

Talent Identification Programme

Our Community Coach is also responsible for the delivery of the Talent Identification Programme which is part of The FA's Disability Pathway to identify and signpost talented players (12-16 year olds) and will be delivering an England Talent Day in March 2016. For further information please contact James Medder.


Community Coach - Qualifications

Hampshire FA's Community Coach has the following qualifications:

FA Level 3 (UEFA B)
FA youth award module 1,2 & 3.
FA youth coaches course  (U11/12-16YEARS)
City &Guilds NVQ Level 2  Coaching and activity delivery Adults
City & Guilds NVQ Level 2 Coaching and activity delivery Children
FA Emergency aid
FA Basic first aid for sport award
FA Learning Safeguarding Children workshop
FA Generic Tutor Training
FA Licensed Tutor
FA Mentoring Adults award
FA Goalkeeping coaching level 1
FA Coaching Disabled Footballers
WFA Coaching Wheelchair football course
NDCS Coaching Deaf Footballers Course
FA Coaching Deaf Footballers Course
British Sign Language Level 1
FA Coaching Blind footballers Award
FA Football for Visually Impaired Players Course
Mental Health Awareness in sport course
FA Beginners guide to Coaching Futsal

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