Female Coaches Network

Female Coaching Network


To provide our female grassroots coaching workforce with opportunities to network, learn and interact with likeminded coaches within the female coaching community with Manchester FA supporting their ongoing development as a coach


Young Female Coach Development Programme

- Specific 7 part development programme for new young females wanting to step into grassroots coaching

- Catered mentoring support

- Access to other Coach Development Opportunities

ED&I Female Coach Support

- Access to Manchester FA Future Coaches Programme (following application)

- Specifc ED&I Female Coach Development workshops

- Access to our Black History Coaching Event

Emerging Female Coach Support

- Specific Stepping Over the Sidelines CPD workshops for new female coaches

- FA Community Champion Support

Access to MFA Coaches Conference

- Full day CPD event

- Professional coaches working with grassroots players

- £40 registration

- Free gift/coaching aid

Inentional Female Coach Support

- Specific higher level CPD for intentional female coaches

- Access to coach mentor support through The FA

- Access to Manchester FA CPD events

Newly Qualified Coach Development Support

- Specific CPD workshops - 'Intro to devlivering a Coaching session'

- Practical support to compliment coaches who have completed online Introduction to Coaching Football course

- Manchester FA Delivered

- Free of Charge

MFA Coaches Coffee Club

- Quarterly online coach development get togethers

- Special guests joining each time

- Friday Mornings

- Free to Join


James Longdin (Coach Development Officer) - Support@ManchesterFA.com

Leigh Gell (Women & Girls Football Development Officer - Support@ManchesterFA.com

Chris Welburn / Ben Hardaker (FA Coach Development Officers)

Becky Topping (FA Coach Mentor)

Holly Espie (FA Community Champion)

Rachel Robinson (FA Community Champion)