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.



Mildenhall Town Reserves, who play as Mildenhall Town Youth in the Kershaw Senior B League, require a new manager.

Matches are played on Saturday afternoons, with home fixtures taking place at Barton Mills.

They train with the first team at the new hub in Mildenhall on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7.30pm to 8.30pm, although if the first team have a match on a Tuesday then it’s just a Thursday that week. 

If interested, please contact Ricky Cornish, the first team manager, on 07834 315464.




Kirton Athletic FC are looking for a manager for their reserve team.

Previous experience would be beneficial, but not essential.   

Must be able to commit to a full season, be present at training and social events, as well as prepared to chip in with committee issues throughout the season.

The club are in a slow process of rebuilding the reserves, so a new face is very much needed.

They look forward to discussing with anyone interested, to hear what they can bring to the club.

Please email




Stradbroke Youth FC require a coach for their Under-10s team.

Training is on Thursday evenings at Stradbroke Playing Field at 6pm and matches are played in the Ipswich & Suffolk Youth Football League on Sunday mornings.

FA training will be available for the right person and a DBS check will be required, with the cost covered by the club.

For more information on the above, please contact Sharon Muttock (secretary) or Colin Muttock (head coach) on 01728 628078 (home) or 07765 273463 or email



Felixstowe & Walton United FC are urgently looking to appoint an Academy Football Coach,

The appointment will be for approx. 10 hours per week and the salary will be £13 an hour.

The successful candidate will 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.

They will 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: 10hrs per week including matchdays (Wednesday)
  • Department: Academy
  • Location: 4A Dellwood Avenue, Felixstowe, Suffolk, IP11 9HT & Inspire Suffolk, Ipswich, IP3 9QX.
  • Responsible to: Academy Director


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


  • 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)


Please send your applications to or call 07384 812922 for further information



Felixstowe & Walton United FC Under-11 Girls require a new coach.

If you have ever thought of becoming a football coach or are already qualified and looking for a new adventure, the club’s U11 Girls’ Sunday team are looking for a new coach to take them over to continue their footballing journey.  

They have been playing together for over a year now and are very settled in.  

They play matches on Sunday mornings and training would be on a day to suit you. 

DBS Checks, First Aid, Safeguarding & FA Level 1 qualifications will be covered by the club and you will receive support from their experienced coaches. 

If you are interested, please contact Stuart Gordon - Head of Girls & Women’s Football - on 07453 963697 or email




Haverhill Rovers Under-14s are seeking a new manager/coach.

The team currently play in the Cambridge District & Colts League and would be looking for someone who is an enthusiastic coach.

The manager preferably should have a Level 1 or above certificate, however the club will support any individuals who need to complete this.

If interested, please contact Kayleigh Steed on 07772 097974 or




Bacton United 89 Under-8s are looking for a new manager.

They play in the Suffolk Youth Football League on Saturday mornings.

Training can be arranged on a night of choice, and full support from the club will provided.

If interested, please contact Simon Sykes on 07917 833726 or email




Felixstowe & Walton United Under-10s are looking for help running their established 7-a-side team for the new season.

You would be assisting the manager this season with training and getting team ready pre-match. The goal would be to take full control by this time next season.

The Level 1 coaching qualification is preferred but not essential and the club can put the successful applicant through the required courses.

If interested, please contact Damian on 07854 120940.




Bury Town Football Club are looking for an enthusiastic and committed coach to join a great line-up of experience coaches to manage an U12 team that play games in the Ipswich and Suffolk Youth Football League on a Sunday morning.

FA Level 1 qualification and coaches kit will be covered in full.

The successful coach will receive in depth support from the club’s highly experienced development officer and experienced coaches.

If interested, please contact Jason Day, the club’s Youth secretary, on 07860 786175 or via email




Chantry Grasshoppers Under-8s are looking for a coach to assist with training and match days on a Thursday evening and Saturday morning. 

A Level 1 qualification is not essential for the role as there will be an opportunity to complete this in the near future. 

The position would be perfect for anyone looking to get into coaching and wanting to gain or further existing experience, working alongside the lead coach, assisting with training sessions and match day duties. 

Please contact either David on 07825 139763 or Nick via email




Whitton United are looking for an Under-9s manager for the forthcoming season.

Training is usually on a Wednesday evening and they play on Saturday morning in the Suffolk Youth Football League.

For more information, please contact Maxine Barnes on 07557 550363 or via email




Needham Market Football Club are seeking an ambitious manager for their successful Under-15 Eastern Junior Alliance team.

All training and matches take place on the club's fantastic 3G facility and the role will be supported by Academy staff. 

If interested, please contact Robert Peace (Academy Director) on 07738 084223 or via email




Woodbridge Town FC are looking for coaches to get involved with their girls’ teams, either running a team, or as a casual coach with their Little Woodpeckers on a Saturday morning.

Please contact Simon on 07816 979442 or email




Felixstowe & Walton United are looking for an enthusiastic coach to take control of the club’s Under-11s team.

The team is established and is ready for the up-and-coming season where they will be moving to 9v9.

Level 1 preferred but not essential and the club can put the successful applicant through the required online courses.

If interested, please contact Tamlyn Ward on 07787 918014.




Haverhill Town Under-16s are seeking an assistant manager.

They will be playing in the U16s Bluebird league this season. A

coach with at least a  level 1 would be ideal but not essential.

If interested, please contact Matthew on 07508 139002 or or @U16sHTown 




Bacton United 89 are looking for a coach for a new under-8s team.

Training can be arranged on a evening, or Sunday morning to suit the right person.

Games are on Saturday mornings.

Full support will be provided, and the cost of The FA Introduction to Football Coaching course covered.

Any questions or if interested contact Simon Sykes via or 07917 833726.




Ransomes Sports FC are actively looking for a manager(s) / coach(es) to take their boys into Saturday morning U18 football next season within the Suffolk Youth Football League.

A hungry and coachable group already assembled is a great opportunity for anyone aspiring.

Please contact Ben Deacon on 07540 936639.




Wickham Market Knights are looking for an under-8s coach to take their team forward for the 2021-22 season.

The club will pay for the successful applicant to take their Level 1 Coaching Course if they are not already qualified.

Please contact Adam Smith on 07921 495785 or via email




Chantry Grasshoppers FC Under-18s, who play in the Ipswich & Suffolk Youth Football League on Sundays, are looking for a new manager and coach.

The position would suit an FA Level 1 coach who would like the challenge of running the club’s current side.

Home games and training are held at Chantry Academy Sports Centre in Ipswich.

For more information, please contact Nick Ward on 07801 968655 or email




Bramford Phoenix United are looking for coach for their tiny soccer group and their Under-13 team.

Full training will be given if needed. 

They train and play at Acton Road playing fields in Bramford, near Ipswich.

 For more information please contact




Sporting 87 are committed to providing the highest quality of football provision possible.

The Bury St Edmunds-based club aim to help you better yourself in life, not just football.

As a club they are proud to support their coaches by putting them through the FA coaching courses, helping the club to deliver the highest quality football coaching to their players.

Whether you have been coaching for years and have previous coaching qualifications or whether you are looking to get into football coaching for the first time, Sporting 87 would love to support you in your coaching journey.

If you want Sporting 87 to play a part in If you want Sporting 87 to play a part in your coaching development, email with your name and contact details, or give the club office a call on 01284 747222.





Great Blakenham FC

Under-10s joint manager The club are looking for a joint manager to support existing manager who will not be able to attend every game next season.

The team play on Saturday mornings in Suffolk Youth Football League.

Home games are at Great Blakenham recreation ground and they train one night in the week on a day and time TBC.

Veterans’ team manager The club are looking for a manager to continue their strong Veterans’ team who play in Division Three of the Norfolk & Suffolk Veterans’ League.

The team play on Sunday afternoons every couple of weeks.

Home games are played at Great Blakenham recreation ground. 

If you would be interested in either of the above vacancies please contact club secretary Mark Mcardle on 07940 205640 or via email




Old Newton United FC have a vacancy for a manager to take on the running of their A-team.

Previous experience of coaching, managing or someone who is looking to develop from youth to adult football, with FA level 1 coaching would be advantageous, however this is not essential. Assistance to obtain the level 1 will be given to the right candidate and be paid for by the club.

As a Senior club with fantastic facilities Old Newton Utd FC pride themselves in assisting their management teams by ensuring that all off-field matters are sorted enabling the managers to concentrate on the real job in hand of managing players and match-day matters.

Over the last few seasons, the club have continued to invest significant money on their facilities and club apparel to be the best off-the-pitch as any team competing in the SIL.

The club view this position as a key appointment to develop their up-and-coming youngsters and integrate them into the club structure.

If you are interested in knowing more, with potential to taking on this role please contact the Chairman, Stuart Ager. Telephone: 07471 907066 or email:




Norwich City FC are looking for casual coaches to join their Regional Development Programme in the Suffolk Area.

They are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic coach for their sessions on Monday evenings at AFC Sudbury, working with a range of ages at their new Player Development Centre 5.30pm-7pm.

This is a paid position and full NCFC kit with be provided.

Ideal candidates will have minimum of FA level 2 and experience coaching within a youth development environment.

There are also other positions available across their programme, for any other interested coaches, as they continue to expand in Suffolk and Cambridgeshire.

If you are interested in this position, please email with your coaching CV.



Suffolk Positive Futures are looking for an experienced self-employed sports coach to join their project in both Ipswich & Lowestoft.

The project aims to transform young people’s lives and make a significant impact on reducing crime and youth violence in local communities while promoting positive emotional wellbeing.

As a sports coach, you will support the project by helping to deliver a programme of sports-based activities to young people aged 10-19 during the school holidays in either Ipswich or Lowestoft. The emphasis is on raising young people's aspirations, self-esteem and personal development while developing healthier lifestyles.

If you have the skills we are looking for, this is a great opportunity to make a difference to young people at a crucial time in their lives.



  • Minimum of a Level 1 governing body coaching certificate (e.g FA Level 1 certificate) or equivalent sports coaching qualification
  • First Aid qualification
  • Experience of coaching sport to young people
  • Experience in supervision of groups of children
  • Good communicator and organiser
  • An awareness of equal opportunities and equality and diversity
  • Self-motivated
  • Understanding of the needs of socially excluded young people
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Access to your own transport and a full driving licence

  • Location: Ipswich & Lowestoft
  • Pay: Good rates of pay
  • Hours: Focusing on school holidays – up to 4hrs per day
  • Managed by: Suffolk Positive Futures Project Manager

For further information please contact or




Leiston St Margaret’s FC are looking for a new management team to take charge of their first team who currently play in the Senior Division of the Macron SIL.

They would ideally hold their Level 1 but all candidates will be considered.

They would need to take control of the first team on match days and run training, currently held on a Wednesday, for both the first team and Reserves.

To discuss this opportunity further please contact Sam Cloke on 07736 332246 or email the secretary via




Chantry Grasshoppers FC, current Suffolk Youth Football League Saturday morning Under-11s (next season U12s), are looking for a new management to take over their current squad of 13 players going forward into next season. 

If you know of anyone who might be interested please contact Nick Ward on 07801 968655 or email




Stowmarket Town are looking for coaches for their Saturday Club for next season.

The Saturday Club takes place on Saturday mornings from 9.30am- 10.30am at Chilton Community Primary School.

Age groups are Under 8s, Under 9s and Under 11s. 

Please contact Mandy Smith on 07799 384471 or via email




Mildenhall Town Football Club are searching for a Level 1/2 qualified coach to work alongside their new U18s manager.

The team train on Tuesday evenings in Mildenhall and games are on Thursday nights in the Thurlow Nunn Youth League Cambridge Division.

The position would suit someone enthusiastic and looking to progress the coaching pathway.

If you are interested please contact Ross Elliott on 07810 715073 or email



Great Blakenham FC have the following positions available for the 2021-22 season.

• A manager for their new Saturday Reserve team that will be entering the SIL and playing on Saturday afternoons.

• A new coaching assistant for their Under-8s team. An enthusiastic individual is required to support the existing manager, playing games on a Saturday morning and training one evening day TBC, home games played at Great Blakenham recreation ground

• Three coaches to help develop their Kids’ Club (Under 5s-Under 7s). Coaches needed to help deliver fun and enjoyable football sessions to help children develop the skills and knowledge of the game on Saturday mornings at Great Blakenham recreation ground 10am-11am.




Beccles Town FC have a vacancy for an Under-18 Manager (voluntary).

Based in North Suffolk, Beccles Town are a FA Charter Standard club with very good facilities both at College Meadow and their full-size 3G pitch based over the road at The Nest.

Beccles Town U18s play in the Thurlow Nunn Youth League and play their home games on a Thursday evening and away games are either Wednesdays or Thursdays.

The club have been offering an U18 provision over the for last six seasons; it’s a vital step in the pathway for the club’s young players to come from U16 football and progress into adult football. They have had many players over this time who have gone onto be regular players for all their adult teams

Beccles Town are looking for someone to come into their adult management team (First Team, Reserves, A Team, U18) and support the development, pathway and opportunities for the young players.

They are looking for someone who will maintain honesty and integrity at all times when working with young players at the club. The chosen candidate will also work with the club’s junior section by supporting the U16s to aid the progression of players and make it a smooth transition into U18 football.

The candidate will possess a passion for local football, football coaching and supporting the club in its overall position.

All interviews will be held via a Zoom call.

To apply for this job please send a letter stating your experience and why you would like to take this role on along with a copy of your CV to

Closing Date for applications is Friday, March 26th.




Great Blakenham Chequers Sunday side are looking for a new manager for their team who play in Division One of the Ipswich Sunday Football League.

They are looking for someone who is committed and reliable and loves their football.

Experience is preferred, with a strong squad of players in place already playing at a good level.

For more details contact Mark Mcardle on 07940 205640 or via email 




Ipswich Town Community Trust are seeking a Goalkeeper coach for their sessions on Monday evenings at Needham Market FC, working with a range of ages (U9-U16) from 5pm-8pm.

This is a paid position, and coaches must have a minimum Level 1 in Coaching Goalkeepers award.

There are also other positions available across their programme for any other interested coaches, as they continue to expand.

Interested parties to email




Great Blakenham Chequers are looking to add a new coach, starting from January, to help out with their Under-7 side and to work alongside the current manager to continue the players’ development and prepare them for fixtures next season.

No experience is necessary, just a love for football and enjoying working with the players.

If you are interested get in touch with Mark Mcardle, the club secretary, via email:





A newly-qualified coach is looking for an opportunity with a under-11 Sunday morning side  in the Ipswich area.

If interested, please contact Ian Farthing via email



Stowmarket United under new management are now looking for an assistant to help with the running of the team.

Duties will include assistance in training and matches including warm ups, session plans and tactical decisions.

This is an opportunity for an up-and-coming coach to work under a Level 2 coach currently involved with a professional football set up.

This would be ideal for a Level 1 coach looking to make steps towards a second badge.

Training is at Needham Market on Fridays from 8pm-9pm and matches are on Sunday mornings.

For more details please call the manager Liam De Silva 07568 461686 or email



Get in Touch

Nick Garnham - Suffolk FA Marketing & Communications Officer

01449 616606 (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm) / 07508 838181