Coaches - Coaching Support

Coaching Support

Football is for everyone.

The FA is here to ensure everyone who participates has a great experience – regardless of gender, sexuality, ethnicity, ability or disability, faith or age.
In this section you'll find information about support initiatives and training opportunities to help you improve as a coach, be safe in your coaching and the environments you create, and access on-the-ground support when you need it.


Safeguarding and Welfare


Everyone in football has a responsibility to make our game safe and enjoyable.

This is particularly true for coaches. A coach is in a privileged position. The nature of the role means he/she can have significant influence over children and young people and develop relationships of trust with children and their parents/carers. It’s therefore important that coaches understand their safeguarding responsibilities.

Find out how The FA and the Suffolk FA manages safeguarding nationally and locally. You’ll also find detailed information on the game’s safeguarding strategy, and how it applies to you.


The FA Coach Mentor Programme

FA Coach Mentor Programme

Find details on The FA Coach Mentor Programme and how it helps to develop grassroots coaches 
About - Safeguarding & Welfare - Local Initiatives

Club Welfare Officers

Information to support Club Welfare Officers
CPD & In-service


Continued learning opportunities
The FA Education Courses Policies and Procedures

Policies and procedures

Providing candidates with the best learning experience
Female  Community Group launch June 2023

Female Community Group

Support for female coaches in Suffolk
FA Coaching Bursaries

Coaching Bursaries

Supporting grassroots coaches from    under-represented communities