The FA Coach Mentor Programme

The FA Coach Mentor Programme is a major investment in the grassroots game and offers on-the-ground support to FA Charter Standard Clubs and coaches.

The FA Coach Mentor team could support coaches with planning, delivering and reviewing coaching sessions. Support is offered through the provision of resources, through meetings or observation and feedback of training or match days. All support is individualised so please let us know how we can help.



If you would like to register your interest in receiving mentoring support from an FA Coach Mentor, either for yourself or for your club please click here.


There are currently no FA Coach Mentor vacancies in Hampshire.

Pre-requisites to become an FA Coach Mentor:

  • Min FA Level 2 in Coaching Football and with FA Youth Award Modules 1 & 2 OR completed new FA Level 2 format.
  • Member of the FA Licensed Coaches' Club.
  • Enhanced FA CRC

Your regional FA Coach Mentor Officer is Ciara Allan -


The six hour course is aimed at grassroots coaches who wish to further their knowledge and confidence in mentoring to enable them to better support the development of coaching colleagues in an FA setting.

Course content:

  • Understanding the role of the Mentor and the principles of effective mentoring
  • Understanding and appreciating the required inter-personal skills of the Mentor
  • Exploring strategies for mentoring.
  • Demonstrating the ability to use core mentoring into personal skills, observation, giving accurate feedback, active listening, questioning and reflection.
  • Understanding mentoring assessment, feedback and goal setting processes
  • Consideirng the importance of reflection as a tool for learning.
  • Exploring CPD and reflective Action Planning opportunities for Mentors to consider their future development.

For upcoming courses, please click here.

If you require further information on any of the above, please contact our Senior Football Development Officer, Charlotte Brown: / 01256 853017.