Inspire the next generation.

Ask any footballer who they rank as the most important influence on their career and almost all would make reference to a coach, past or present. Many would not be where they are today without the help, influence and guidance of one or more coaches.

The FA, through its extensive training programme for coaches, has always had as a priority improving the technical quality of coaching which would, in turn, reap rewards on pitches up and down the country
So if you ever fancied yourself as a football coach, and think you could develop and motivate players, why not become an FA Qualified Football Coach?

Become a Coach - FA Level 1 in coaching

The FA Level 1 in Coaching Football, leading to the achievement of the 1st4sport Level 1 Award in Coaching Football qualification, is the first stepping-stone on the core coaching pathway. It will provide you with an introduction to coaching the game and working with players from under 7 to open age.

    FA Level 1 in Coaching Football

    Development & Courses

    Whether you are starting your coaching journey or wanting to further develop your knowledge and skills, you will find all the courses Suffolk FA has available for you to get involved.

    For more information please feel free to get in contact Suffolk FA on 01449 616606 or email:

    A helping Hand

    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.