We’ve been providing high quality football coaching courses for children since 2007 and have to date provided over 3 million child places on the programme, aiming to reach 4.7 million children by 2014.
FA Skills is a nationwide initiative run by The Football Association and funded by Sport England. We provide after-school football coaching, holiday football coaching, support for FA Charter Standard Football Clubs and we also work within primary schools providing specialist football coaching.
In Shropshire we now have 2 FA Skills coaches, Jenna Martin and Darel Poole. Our coaches will be working across the county delivering Skills Centres, working with our local Club's and Primary Schools. Your child can take part in The FA Skills programme through their primary school or by signing up to take part in our regular after school Skills Centres and free holiday football coaching sessions.
After school Skills Centres are weekly football coaching courses for children who want to improve their football skills outside of school. We welcome boys and girls of all abilities to our Skills Centres, where they can learn new football skills and develop at their own pace.
The FA Skills offers FREE football coaching sessions during the school holidays at Skills Centres throughout England. Our holiday football coaching sessions are a great way for children to try the programme for the first time and they cater for girls and boys of all abilities.
Skills Coaching in Schools
A primary part of The FA Skills is to provide primary schools with specialist football coaching and support for teachers, working with over 1,200 schools each year. Our coaches will typically work with each primary school once every week for 10 weeks, providing specialist, age appropriate coaching which is in line with the National Curriculum and is entirely free of charge.
Club Support Sessions
The FA Skills team support local Charter Standard clubs. Our coaches work with the club coaches to share ideas and to assist with the coaching delivery to the children.
If you are interested in having the skills team in your school, club, attending a holiday session or skills centre please contact Jenna Martin (FA Skill Team Leader for Shropshire):
Alternatively visit the skills website