This page outlines the testimonials provided by candidates undertaking FA Coaching courses & CPD:


Thanks Mike, for all the help you gave to us doing the course. I've learned a lot.
John Rollinson

Thanks for all your help over the course! Has made me look at training and my players in a whole different light! Sophie enjoyed today and how you were with the kids which I saw too! She loved the white board idea so I will get one before my next training session! Thanks again
Richie Ford

Thank you Mike, really enjoyed all parts of the coarse, Learnt an awful lot and met a lot of great people, thank you again for all your help over the last few days. Best of luck in the future and hopefully see you January / Febuary.
Andy Carmichael

Thanks for the video but also a massive thanks for the course. I shot off quickly to catch the ferry and forgot to thank you. If you have a feedback form please send it to me and I'll definitely fill it out and return it. It was one of the most enjoyable courses I have been on and  I'm positive the boys in my team will benefit from what you have taught me. One question, will I receive a certificate for my level 1? Thanks again Mike and I'm sure we will see each again on our paths.
Andy Carlisle

Thank you for your help and guidance it was a great course so much to think about and reflect on.
Really hope I have the pleasure in being your learner again.
Ross Hammond

I was very, very impressed with Lisa Savage.  She was an absolutely fantastic tutor and she clearly knows her stuff.  I'm so very grateful that I was able to complete the course with her as the tutor.
Carly Kinsey

I would like it on record how impressed I was with Lisa. Her style of coaching both practical and in the classroom was perfectly suited for the course.
Dean Hunt  

Lisa Savage delivered my FA Level 1 course from 05/11/2016 @ Testwood College. It was my first such course and I was exceptionally pleased with my experience from the first to last moment. Lisa did a fantastic job of setting the context and course plan from the off and was excellent in the on-going tailoring of content which I feel was professionally and subtly tailored to the pace of learning in the cohort. One of the elements I thought was of most benefit was her ability to facilitate debate, challenge and individual opinion in an open, honest and trusting environment. When linked to the vast personal experience, this added volumes to the fundamental learnings. This enabled me to take a deeper appreciation of the application of learning in line with the FA culture, DNA and my personal (evolving) philosophy. Above all, the whole course was engaging, fun and I took an enormous amount away from this introduction which I am confident will really impact the journey I can offer my current/future players.
Chris Ralph

I just wanted to send you a note of thanks for the great coaching you gave us. I found the course really interesting, fun and informative. I didn't get to use my qualification over summer as we didn't have a team, but since the start of this season I have been coaching with my co-coach Adam Abdoollah (who was on the course with me). We have both found caching very rewarding and are trying to put into practice what you taught us on those Sunday's. Our team is Fleet Town Colts U7 Panthers and we have got off to a flyer, winning all 8 of our first games. We have been very fortunate as we have a great bunch of boys who are not only enthusiastic but are also very capable. We have a tough game this weekend though as we are playing Rushmoor CFC U7 Rebels which is managed by Jamie Fitzer, who was also on our Level 1 course with us.

Thanks again, I really appreciate the great teaching you gave and hope we are doing justice the valuable lessons you taught us.
Brian Sullivan



Again, thank you for all your help over the course. It was really enjoyable and both Mike and yourself was fantastic in both your teaching and your passion for the course and football in general.
Neil Panting

Thanks Austin for all your time, support and advice throughout my Level 2 course. It has been an absolute pleasure meeting you, learning from you and tapping into your wealth of knowledge and experiences. Please also thank Mike and Carl for their input as well.....
Paul Wescott

Just wanted to send a quick note of thanks about the Level 2 course you guys ran this weekend.

I thought it was great.  Good pace of learning, well delivered and plenty to take away in terms of how we coach our teams.

Look forward to the next section in March, and to hopefully seeing you at training sometime soon.
John Gurd

Just wanted to drop you a quick email to say thank you for your help on the course, I am looking forward to putting all that I learnt into practice. I will be booking onto my block 2 in the new year!

Emma Hopkins

Overall I think that the level 2 has been brilliant. I don't have any other similar courses to compare it to, but it has definitely been worthwhile. Without doubt I'd recommend this course to other coaches.
Kat Carver

I just wanted to say a massive thanks you for all your help on the course Friday through to Monday. It was not only nice to share best practice within the group, Learn new things, possibly change a few things and for me you confirmed that alot of things I'm already doing is correct.

Its just a shame I'm back to the real world now
Matt Meadus

A great weekend of learning, meeting new people and sharing ideas. Thanks Carl and Austin.
I'm looking forward to training tomorrow night with my U10's...player ownership smashed already - my 9 year old son just came up with the session for tomorrow night that covers all 4 principles and he (not me) will deliver it to his peers. I expect some chaos but he's just proven to me they don't need us telling them what to do all the time! Hallelujah!
Wendy Hooper

Thank you Austin and Carl for a great weekend. Its given me loads of new ideas to use with the kids I work with. Thank you to everyone else who made the weekend so good, it was a pleasure to meet you all. Bring on next weekend.
Reinard Schulian

Huge thank you to Austin and Carl for this weekend- I already have loads of great ideas I can use with my team in the coming weeks thanks to you two. Really is a revolutionary time for grassroots/English football! See you all next week.
Andrew Thompson

Hi all. What a great weekend. Great to meet you all. Massive thanks to Carl and Austin; amazing.
Paul Wescott

Hi just to say thank you to you both for your experiences and incredible talents and passion to spread your learning - really enjoying it and learning a hell of a lot

Mark Barrett

Thoroughly enjoyed the course which exceeded my expectations by a mile. Looking forward to getting the chance to transferring everything I have learnt into a training session on Wednesday. A big thank you to Austin as well, I have really enjoyed this course and I know that it is down to his teaching techniques and enthusiasm. Thank you again and hopefully see you all again at some point in our coaching careers!
Andrew Pullinger

Hi just to say it was a complete pleasure attending the course with you all, lots of laughs especially the first aid part!!! Hope you all succeed in your coaching. A huge thank you to Austin for his great teaching skills and knowledge and putting up with a rowdy group but showing us the way forward . All the very best
Mark Hanson

Just to reiterate Mark's sentiment, it's been a total pleasure to learn with you all and Austin has been an incredible tutor I really hope our paths cross over throughout our careers and I know I'll see some of you at the DGFC tournament soon.

I've continued my learning all day - I've been magpie'ing lots of Austin's ideas and all of your ideas too, thanks gents. I have also completed 2 hours of CPD learning already in prep for my progression to level 2.
John Kaye

Thank you again for another excellent course, I really learned a lot that I can take into my clubs.
Michael Rice


The organisation and communication from Hampshire FA was good and timely. The gentleman running the course was excellent. Clearly knowledgeable, communicated his message in a clear manner and made it fun and enjoyable to be there. 

I liked the mixture of theory and practical sessions. A good mix!

I thought that the content was very relevant to me as someone who is involved with youth football and  … walking football too!
Andy Granston



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