FA Youth Award Module 2

Coaching Support

Football is for everyone 

The FA is here to ensure everyone who participates has a great experience – regardless of gender, sexuality, ethnicity, ability or disability, faith or age.

In this section you'll find information about support initiatives and training opportunities to help you improve as a coach, be safe in your coaching and the environments you create, and access on-the-ground support when you need it.

Safeguarding and Welfare

Safeguarding and Welfare


Everyone in football has a responsibility to make our game safe and enjoyable.

This is particularly true for coaches. A coach is in a privileged position. The nature of the role means he/she can have significant influence over children and young people and develop relationships of trust with children and their parents/carers. It’s therefore important that coaches understand their safeguarding responsibilities.

Find out how The FA and the Gloucestershire FA manages safeguarding nationally and locally. You’ll also find detailed information on the game’s safeguarding strategy, and how it applies to you.


The FA Coach Mentor Programme

FA Coach Mentor Programme

Offering on-the-ground support
Bradley Stoke Youth Festival

Safeguarding and Welfare

Find details of forthcoming safeguarding training courses and workshops
Inclusion - Football is For All


Football is open and accessible for all
The FA Education Courses Policies and Procedures

Policies and procedures

Policies & Procedures for learners booked on to Gloucestershire FA courses
FA Coaching Bursaries

Coaching Bursaries

Supporting grassroots coaches from under-represented communities