Coaching Opportunities

Coaching Opportunities

Please find below Coaching Vacancies available in Suffolk:

If you would like to advertise any roles you have on this page, please see the contact details alongside.




Haverhill Town Under-15s require an assistant manager / coach.

A person looking to start their level 1 or have previously coached would be ideal.

They play in the Cambs Colts league on Saturday mornings and train on Wednesday nights.

You would be expected to be at training and attend matches.

If you are interested please contact Matthew on 07508 139002 or via email




Bury Town Ladies require a manager / coach to start as soon as possible.

The ladies play in the Premier Division of the Suffolk Girls’ & Women’s Football League on a Sunday afternoon and are of a good standard. 

If you are interested please contact Jason via email






Woodbridge Town FC Girls are looking for coaches / managers to join their thriving girls’ section.

 Ideally you should be a FA Level 1 coach and have a valid CRC certificate in place.

 If you’re interested, then please contact Simon Stewart on 07816 979442.




Chantry Grasshoppers Under-18s, a newly-formed team, are looking for a manager or assistant manager for the forthcoming season.

They will be playing in the Ipswich Sunday Youth Football League on Sunday mornings, with home matches at Chantry Academy.

Training will be on Wednesday evenings, also at Chantry Academy.

If interested, please contact Bryan Allen on 07958 175891 or via email:




Walsham-le-Willows Youth FC require a volunteer coach for their Under-8s team for the 2020-21 season.

The club will fund all required qualifications.

Contact Mark 07774 325986 or Tom 07809 536508 or email via



There are currently two vacancies at Felixstowe & Walton United FC:

Reserve Team Manager

Felixstowe & Walton United are looking for a Reserve Team Manager for the coming 2020-21 season.

Ideally the applicant needs to have some experience at Step 7 level of football, however the club will entertain applications from a lower level, or with previous reserve team management experience at a good level, or from an aspiring coach.

The role at the football club is to develop young players through a competitive level of football, enhancing their opportunity to play first-team football at Step 4 in the Isthmian League North and establishing the club in the Essex & Suffolk Border League.

The successful applicant will work closely with the first team and Under-18s Management and coaching staff.

To apply, please contact

Closing date for applications is Friday, July 31st 2020.


Academy Coach

Felixstowe & Walton United are inviting applications for an Academy Coach.

Job Description:

Academy Football Coach (approx 15 hrs per week)

Felixstowe & Walton United Football Club - Suffolk

Salary £13.00 an hour - Part-time

Urgently needed

To be responsible for all coaching sessions with a particular squad within the Academy, which falls in line with the coaching philosophy, vision and values of the Academy.

To work closely with the Academy, tutor and all other club staff members.

Essential Criteria

Level 2 or UEFA B coaching qualification

FA Youth Modules (working towards)

FA Safeguarding & FA Emergency Aid

Must live within 30 miles of Suffolk

Current DBS

Administrative Details

Hours of Work: 15-20hrs per week including matchdays (Wednesday)

Department: Academy

Location:  Dellwood Avenue, Felixstowe, Suffolk, IP11 9HT

Responsible to: Academy Director

Key Responsibilities

Coaching – daily including match days

Responsible for planning and delivering the technical and tactical coaching programme for the academy in line with the SCL coaching syllabus

Coach and manage team matches, both home and away.

To liaise with all key club personnel when planning and arranging coaching sessions and matches to ensure the appropriate support is in place

To evaluate players learning from coaching sessions and matches and ensure that relevant training sessions are planned to drive the performance of each player

To be fully responsible for the safety and welfare of all players under your care

Player Development and Progression

To compile performance reviews, in line with the requirements of the Academy, and deliver feedback to players and parents both formally in meetings, and informally as required

To compile a formal report of conclusions and actions following the performance review meetings

To liaise on a regular basis with the Academy Director to ensure that the needs of all players are catered for


Monitor potential safeguarding children risks and work with the club Safeguarding Officer to promote safer working practice throughout the club.

Understand the club Safeguarding policy, procedures and best practice guidelines. Use this understanding to ensure safer recruitment, safe working practices, appropriate reporting of concerns and contribute positively to an Anti-bullying environment

Other responsibilities

To keep the Academy Director fully informed on all matters relating to players in your age group

To attend staff meetings as required

To be aware of current trends and best practice in Youth Development

To continually look for ways to develop and improve the club's youth coaching programme

To attend at least 5 hours of in-service training organised by the FA each year and the first aid training for club coaches at least once every 3 years.

To undertake continued professional development

Felixstowe & Walton Football Club is an equal opportunities employer. The club are committed to the equality of opportunity within their own organisation and encourage a similar commitment from every other organisation they deal with.

Please note you will be required to provide proof of all relevant certificates and qualifications. This post will be subject to an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Only applicants selected for interview will be contacted

Job Type: Part-time 

Salary: £13.00 /hour 


Football coaching, plus other sources of income: 2 years (Required)


Level 2 or UEFA B coaching qualification (Required)

Has own transport & UK driving (Preferred)

Minibus licence (Preferred)


English (Required)

To apply, please contact Academy Director Matt Hope at




Come and be part of a supportive and forward-thinking club with a very supportive committee. 

East Bergholt United FC are seeking an additional manager for the 2020-21 season.

 The club runs three men’s adult teams playing in the SIL League. Their sides will be competing in the Senior, Intermediate A and B Divisions.

Anyone with a keen interested in developing themselves within this role and helping the future of the club should apply.

There is a team of people who will help any new manager settle in and assist with the running of any side. The club will also help to obtain FA coaching qualifications for any successful candidate.

If interested, please contact club Chairman Martin Peck on 07867 927776 or via email




Eye Saints FC are looking for an Under-18s coach for season 2020-21.  

They want a coach at a minimum of Level 1, preferably Level 2 or above.

Eye Saints train and play at Hartismere School in Eye, Suffolk.

Training is currently 7pm-8.30pm on Mondays (this could change) and match days are Saturdays, kick-offs 10.30am.

The coach and team will be supported by Carlo Roberts and Graham Crisp, who have been managing this squad of players for the last eight years.

For details contact Carlo Roberts via email or call 07980 874532.




Tacket Street BBOB Football Club are looking for a person willing to manage their first team in Division Two of SIL.

They are a forward-looking club who over 55 years have worked their way up the league and are wanting to improve their position even further.

They also have a team in Division Four which they want to use to develop young players.

Previous managerial experience would be a benefit.

Tacket Street BBOB are a friendly club with good support both within and outside the club.

They aim to support their managers in the way they run the team and influence their reserves.

The club are financially viable. They are willing to support gaining a coaching qualification and first aid if needed.

Both teams play at Whitton Sports Centre on Saturday and they train there on Tuesdays after initial pre-season training at Christchurch Park top end which commences on Tuesday, July 21st.

Pre-season friendlies are in the course of being arranged.

Tacket Street BBOB are also looking to improve their playing standards and seeking to recruit players of Division Two standard or above as well as competent younger players for their reserve side.

If you are interested, please contact Bryan Naunton, the club Secretary, on 01473 213461 or Nick Hollands on 07824 669386.




Capel Plough FC Under-12 Girls' team are looking for a new manager for the 2020-21 season as they move into 9-a-side.  

They play in the Suffolk Girls’ & Women’s Football League, with matches on a Sunday. 

There is no set training day as they are yet to resume since lockdown. 

Matches and training take place at Capel Playing Fields in Capel St Mary.

If you are interested please contact Gary Collins via email




Elmswell Under-15s are looking for a new coach to work along the existing coach for the 2020-21 season.

The team play on Sundays in the Ipswich and Suffolk Youth League.

They will be supported to get coaching qualifications if not already qualified and other qualifications that are required.

Please contact John on 07717 412820 or contact the club via Facebook or Twitter.




Whitton United are looking for an Under-10s manager for the coming season.

If interested, please contact Maxine Barnes on either 07557 550363 or via email




Great Blakenham Chequers are a growing Charter Standard club looking for a manager for their Under-8s side which will play on Saturday mornings in the Suffolk Youth Football League and train on Wednesday evenings, time TBC.

The club are looking for an enthusiastic individual to come on board and get involved.

For more details contact Mark on 07940 205640 or via email




Felixstowe & Walton Under-13 Whites 2020-21 season are looking for a new coaching team to take over and run the side.

The team has a core of established players looking forward to the next chapter in their football development next season with 11-a-side football. 

The team currently play in Division Five in the Suffolk Youth Football League and play home games on a Saturday morning in Felixstowe. 

Training nights will be on Wednesday evenings from 7pm-8pm, again in Felixstowe. 

Please contact Tam Ward via email




Chantry Grasshoppers Under-17s are looking for ideally a minimum FA Level 1 qualified new manager / coach to run their Ipswich & Suffolk Youth Football League side on Sunday mornings.

If you are interested, please contact Nick Ward on 07801 968655 or via email for more information.




In just six seasons of adult football AFC Kesgrave have achieved great success both on the field and off.

The first team have gained successive promotions in the Macron SIL from Division Three 3 and then winning Division Two and also winning the Suffolk FA Junior Cup in 2018 at Portman Road.

The Reserves have gained four promotions in those six seasons and now play at Intermediate A level. To help progress the club further they are looking for an additional coach/manager to work alongside the existing coaches within the adult set-up.

Being enthusiastic and sharing their vision for developing and coaching a young squad of players to progress and support the first team, the right person can expect the support of an excellent committee. 

The successful applicant will ideally already be qualified to at least Level 1 and preferably with previous coaching experience at adult or Under 18s level football, although this is not essential. 

Depending on your skills set and experience the right person or persons will have responsibility for either the Reserves (Int A) or the young development A Team (Division 4).

Anyone interested in joining this progressive club playing at one of the best facilities in the SIL then please get in touch with the club Chairman Dave Collins on



Wenhaston United are looking for a new Reserve Team Manager to take over the side currently competing in Macron SIL Intermediate B on Saturday afternoons.

Following six consecutive seasons playing in Intermediate ‘A’, the Reserves were relegated into Intermediate ‘B’ at the end of the 2018-19 season. Consolidation was the main aim this past season and with the abrupt end back in March, has been achieved.

The club’s goal is to push the Reserves back into Intermediate ‘A’ as soon as possible. This is a must for any club focusing on player development, and ease of integration of players between Reserves and first team.

It also sets the club on the right footing to give their first team adequate back up when required. Any player’s aim should be to play for the first team, which should go hand in hand with the ambitions of the Reserve manager.  

The club is preferably looking for someone with experience, either at junior, U18 or adult level. However, this is not critical, as experience as a player with an amazing amount of enthusiasm, ambition and man-management skills would be just as important. The club would support any required courses, if deemed necessary, particularly if required by the FA.

The right person or persons will work alongside an existing committee and the first team management and coaching staff. They must have a keen interest in working with players both young and experienced. Developing younger players towards first team level is a key principle, using the experienced club players to assist when they can.

Wenhaston United is a village club, embedded with history and rich family values. They thrive to provide the community with local football, played with passion, fairness and, most of all, enjoyment.

Catch Wenhaston United FC on Facebook or on twitter @FcWenhaston.

Interested parties should contact Secretary David Canham 07769 613793 or email via




Redgrave Rangers Reserves are looking for some to help in a coaching, part-time managing or player-managing role for the 2020-21 season.

They play their games at Church Lane, Redgrave in the Barnes Print Central and South Norfolk league for men 16+.

 If interested, please contact Brandon Mason via email




Hawthorn United FC invite applications for management of their first team in the Lowestoft & District League.

All management combinations and levels of experience are invited; sole manager, joint managers, player manager(s); the important qualities the club are looking for are enthusiasm, 100 per cent commitment and the ability to work with others in the current club management structure.

Check out our Twitter Page for more information on their exciting project @hawthornufc

Interested parties please contact the club’s board via email: or by phone: 07527 994369.




Cockfield United are looking for a new Reserve Team Manager to take over the side currently competing in Macron SIL Intermediate A on Saturday afternoons. 

After a first season in the division before curtailment, the team is looking to push on with the appointment of the right person(s) to the role.

They have a strong group of young, enthusiastic players for incoming management to work with and add to.

The club are willing to accept applications for the role from people of any experience, whether that is individually or as part of a team!

Cockfield United are a friendly, ambitious club with a supportive committee that is growing all the time. They are willing to support the successful applicant in terms of funding for coaching badges and would make sure the successful applicant(s) are well supported if required on matchdays. 

Interested parties should contact Secretary Joe Brinkley on 07796 697114.




Wickham Market Under-11s are looking for an assistant coach for next season.

Matches are on Saturdays and it is crucial that you can attend.

Training will take place on Thursdays from 6pm-7pm.

Support and training will be provided where necessary and any experience level is welcome.

Please drop an email to for further information.




Stowupland Falcons are looking to recruit a manager to manage their new development A team for the 2020-21 season.

This team will play in the Suffolk & Ipswich Football league and games will be played on a Saturday afternoon. 

Stowupland Falcons FC is one of the biggest youth clubs in Suffolk and they are now looking to start to develop the numerous players coming through the club Youth section into adult football to ensure the continued growth of the club. 

They are looking for a manager who has a passion for helping Youth players develop into the adult game; the manager will work very closely with the first and Reserve team managers as well as the club’s Under 18 managers and the Football Development Officer to ensure that players have a pathway into adult football. 

If this postilion is of interest to you, please contact Peter Mayhew via email to 

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