Southwell City Football Club with shortly have seven new FA Level 2 coaches as the club continues in its objective of offering the highest level of coaching to all players within the club.
At present, grassroots football teams are only required to use coaches with a minimum FA Level 1 coaching qualification. Last year, the club took the decision to try and raise the standard at Southwell City, with the aim of offering the highest quality coaching possible.
Seven coaches are expected to complete their FA Level 2 qualification in Spring 2019. They are Alastair Baird, Chris Barnes, John Cunningham, Jonny Upton, Mitch Annable, Paul Muckle and Richard Miller. These coaches are involved in boys, girls and adult football at the club. Going forward, the club will be asking any new coaches to also consider studying for this higher qualification.
The Level 2 course is taken in three blocks and part of the process involves coaches being observed by the FA at training sessions and on match days.
City’s Vice Chair, John Cunningham, said “We have some great people, who are giving up many hours of their own time to try and be better football coaches, for the benefit of players of all ages at Southwell City. Rich Wilson must be thanked for his vision and for working closely with Steve Thompson from the FA to deliver a bespoke course for this group of dedicated, volunteer coaches.”
Pictured L to R: Steve Thompson (The FA) and Rich Wilson (Southwell City FC)