Durham FA launches course for would-be football coaches

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WANNABE football coaches can sign up for a new course.

Hartlepool Borough Council’s sport and recreation service has teamed up with Durham FA to stage the FA Level 1 Award in Coaching Football course.

It is open to males and females aged over 16 and will take place at Brierton Sports Centre in Brierton Lane from November 5 to December 3.

Candidates will learn how to safely organise and supervise a range of football activities, promote and establish working relationships and high standards between players, coaches, parents and officials and understand different aspects of coaching children.

Other skills are identifying and adapting football activities for different age groups and personal development opportunities in football.

Candidates will also attend FA Emergency Aid and FA Safeguarding Children workshops and receive certificates of attendance, valid for three years.

The course costs £120, but FA Charter standard clubs affiliated to the FA will pay £50. Applications from FA Charter standard clubs must be co-signed by the club secretary.

To apply call the Durham FA Development Team on (0191) 3872928 or email development@durhamfa.com