Female Coach Support Group established


The Sussex County FA have established a Female Coach Support Group to help towards achieving The FA’s aim of increasing the number and diversity of women in coaching roles.

The group currently has over forty women registered ranging from 17 to 60 years of age, with a mixture of FA Qualified Level 1 and Level 2 coaches, plus a few taking their first steps in coaching and not yet qualified. Members also have a mix of experiences with some coaching boys team, others women or girls teams and some who coach community and after school sessions.

Meetings take place every couple of months at the Sussex County FA headquarters in Lancing. The sessions are a mixture of theory and practical with the main purpose getting females together to learn, share experiences, challenges and ideas - basically talk football coaching with like-minded women!

The next session is Monday 4 December 2017 where we welcome Perry Northeast, the newly appointed Coach Development Officer in charge of the FA Women's High Performance Centre, based at the University of Chichester.

Perry comes with a vast amount of experience coaching in the women’s game. He took Portsmouth Ladies to The FA Women’s Premier League Play-Off in 2014/15, coaches the English Universities Women’s team and also manages the England Women’s Beach Soccer team. He will be joined by University of Chichester coaching graduates Emma Alexandre and Shannon Sievwright.

The session will give attendees an outline on the purpose of The FA Womens High Performance Centre, with an opportunity to influence the priorities for developing and supporting female coaches in Sussex, and will include a practical session on the pitch.

If you are a female coach and would like to register your interest and receive details about these events please contact Sussex County FA Football Development Officer, Clare Nichols via: Clare.Nichols@SussexFA.com.

For further information about coaching please contact Development:

T: 01903 766855
E: Development@SussexFA.com