“The modern-day coach is ever-evolving and these changes represent a significant shift in helping us develop the quality of our grassroots coaching. We know that the grassroots game already has a number of talented young players in the system, and we want to be able to increase that with more quality coaches working with them in youth football. However, we also know that a large majority of our grassroots coaches just want to be able to enjoy coaching their local team. Making sure they can develop, improve and learn as a coach while enjoying their football is vital. These new courses reflect our ambition to help them achieve that.” Les Howie, The FA’s Head of Grassroots Delivery.

London FA are committed to the development of the counties coaches and have a number of initiatives in place to support this progression - running an extensive coach education programme

Whether you are a player, coach, administrator, parent, teacher, volunteer, first-aider or part of a club or league there are opportunities to get involved, whatever your level of knowledge. London FA offer a number of courses throughout the year.