Safe, fun and inclusive football, locally.
London FA administers all levels of men’s, women’s and youth football and is responsible for developing and supporting all grassroots football across the capital.
The challenges currently facing grassroots football, which is all football that is non-professional and non-elite, are well documented. People are migrating to shorter, more bite-sized forms of football, particularly in London, and this is having an impact on our traditional 11-a-side leagues. The importance of embedding the right safeguarding standards has quite rightly increased but we are largely reliant on a voluntary workforce to deliver these and many other standards. And whilst there is plenty of money at the elite end of the game, local clubs and leagues at a grassroots and community level are struggling financially.
These challenges should be of concern not just to those people who care about football but to everyone. Local clubs and leagues do far more than just provide enjoyable footballing experiences. They improve the physical and mental health of people in the local community, create employment and personal development opportunities for all and bring diverse groups together like no other sport can. The volunteers running grassroots football are the unsung heroes of our sport.
This new strategy is not about the elite few; it’s about the many whose lives have been and will be transformed by football. This is the start of an incredibly exciting journey for the London FA and I do hope you will join us.
LONDON FA COURSE INFORMATION
London FA – Coach Membership Scheme
OUR COACH MEMBERSHIP ALLOWS YOU TO ACCESS AND APPLY FOR ALL CONTINUAL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (CPD) SESSIONS THROUGHOUT THE 2021/22 SEASON.
The cost of membership £37 and will consist of initial delivery which will update quarterly with new sessions.
– 6 x FA Tutor Led Face to Face Sessions at a 50% discounted rate for members (£15 per person instead of £30 non-members)
– Accessible Digital CPD for free
– Access to London Football Coaches Association Events
– Bespoke CPD Sessions throughout the season for clubs and individuals
– Disability Awareness CPD Sessions
Content will have applications and a breakdown of the summary, appropriate qualification levels for attendance, and supplementary learning to accompany the delivery.
Attendance cost for members for all face to face sessions is discounted at 50% via a promotional code.
Starting September 2021.
Representing another fantastic partnership for The Coaches Link, we are delighted to link up with the London FA and provide our members with information and events across the capital. Their strong strategy for the next 5 years of grassroots football will hopefully see The Coaches Link play a role in getting our newly qualified coaches into roles, working alongside young players and forward-thinking clubs. We’re really excited to play a role in developing players and coaches across London.