Kent FA Invest £30,000 in Grassroots Coaching
The Kent FA have today announced
details of a major boost to grassroots coaching with the launch of a £30,000
coaching bursary scheme. The £30,000 will be given directly back to grassroots
coaches in the form of bursaries, which will be awarded when booking on a range
of coaching courses from February 2013.
300 coaches working with Kent clubs will be able to claim £50 off the course fees
for the FA Level 1 coaching award, as well as the FA Youth Module 1 and Youth
Module 2 development courses. A further 150 coaches successfully assessed on
the FA Level 2 The criteria for the FA Level 1 Award coaching bursary stipulate
that coaches must be working with an FA Charter Standard club. Lee Suter,
Football Development Officer, explained the need for Charter Standard. "By
making this bursary available to FA Charter Standard clubs, we're ensuring that
the investment goes to coaches working in a quality environment. The Level 1
award is the entry route into football coaching, with many coaches going on to
coach youth teams. We want youth players to be in the best possible
environment, which is FA qualified coaches at Charter Standard clubs".
A number of places on the £50 bursary scheme have been ringfenced for coaches
with disabilities and applications are welcome from disabled people wanting to
become more involved in football coaching.award will be able to apply for a £75
refund on completion of the course. More information on the
coaching bursary scheme and details of how to apply are available on the Kent
FA website at www.KentFA.com
Kick-start 2013 with a McDonald's Grant
The McDonald's Kick-Start scheme is a grant programme for everyone who's
involved in community football. With up to £75,000 available this year, the
Kick-start scheme will award cash grants to the most deserving clubs throughout
To be eligible to apply, clubs must be affiliated to the Kent FA and have at
least one team at u18s or younger at the club. You can apply for one-off grants
of between £500 to £2500 for a single project, which can be anything which will
help to support, grow or develop your players and the community.
Examples of things McDonald's will support include club facilities,
grounds-keeping tools, training courses, pitch hire, mini-vans and washing
machines; whatever your club and team could significantly benefit from.
The application period for the first quarter of 2013 closes on March 31st and
you will find out before the end of April if your project has been successful.
For more details, terms and conditions or to make an application visit
contact a member of the Kent FA Football Development team.
Line Marking Paint Offers for Kent Clubs
Clubs affiliated to the Kent FA are eligible for a discounted rate on
line marking paints through Kent FA patrons Expoline.
Expoline are a specialist manufacturer of high quality line marking
paint for the use on grass playing surfaces, with customers throughout Europe
from grassroots clubs through to elite-level professional clubs. The paint has
an advanced formula that ensures a durable coating and high visibility in
natural light or under floodlights. Contact Ian Trendall on 01279 424386 or
Details of the offer are here
|The Priory School & Charlton Athletic Community Trust Football & Education Programme.|
The Priory School Post 16 Male & Female Football &
Education Programme has opened its recruitment process for 2013 applications.
The football & education programme is in partnership with Charlton Athletic
The second trial will take place on Saturday 2nd March. If you
know any pupils who might be interested in this great opportunity, please point
then to the school website via the following links:
|Summer Tournaments 2013 have been added to website, please look under the adverts header|
In association with Meopham School, in Sept
2013 we are launching a football academy for girls that will enable
those with a love of the game to continue with their education whilst also
developing their football and coaching ability. The girls will study for
a BTEC National Diploma in Sport plus one other A-level and will also benefit
from daily professional football coaching from UEFA coaches. Those selected for the academy programme will play weekly
matches in the Kent Schools FA league as well as friendly matches against pro
club girl's teams. They will also obtain their FA level 1 coaching
qualifications and gain valuable experience coaching in local schools.
Interested girls will require a minimum of five GCSE's A*-C
including Maths & English and will attend trials in early 2013. The
programme will aim to recruit around 18 girls. Please click here for more details.
Kent FA's first
Girls for Goals tournament takes place at Anchorians FC
Saturday 6th October saw the kick off of
the Goals for Girls Festivals organised by Kent FA.
The festival was for U8s and was played in the 4 v
4 format. At present the Kent Girls and Ladies League start their age groups at
U10. We hope the success of these festivals will enable the league to introduce
divisions for the younger ages.
Six teams took part Ashford Angels, Brazilian
Soccer School, Meridian FC, Sittingbourne Lionessess and West Kent. The
festival was the first of 5 festivals set to take place across the season.
A huge thanks goes to Leigh Willis from Anchorians
FC for hosting the event.
The next festival is on Saturday 10 November 2010 at Ashford Angels FC. It will
be open to school teams, club teams and individuals who we will put into teams
on the day.
For more information or to enter a team please
contact Kent FA Development Officer Liz symons on 01622 792140 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
|The Football Foundation & The FA Respect Resource Funding|
Football Foundation & The FA have teamed up to provide funding
towards Respect Barriers & Respect packs, for further information
please click on the link below:
|FA Girls' Player Development Centres - 2012-2013|
The Girls’ Player Development
Centres are part of the FA Female Player Pathway. If a girl is involved
within a PDC it means they will receive an additional 1.5hour training per week
from FA qualified coaches, with also the opportunity to participate in some
festivals. Players CAN still play for their grassroots team
and this is actively encouraged.
Click here for more details