Manchester FA officials before the 2017 Premier Cup Final between FC United of Manchester and Stalybridge Celtic at Boundary Park.

How to get involved with Manchester FA

Fancy getting involved with Manchester FA? Here's how you can!


Well, Manchester FA could be the place for you! We have countless opportunities to get involved with our volunteering scheme.

From refereeing to coaching, we have roles to suit the ambitions of everyone who wants to get involved with Manchester FA!

So, if you’re interested in pursuing a career in football, aided with the help of a renowned County Football Association, then Manchester FA is the place for you!

Ways to get involved:


Our grassroots teams come from every corner of Manchester, ranging from fully open-age 11-aside, junior teams to disability and walking football – so there is something for everyone!

We also offer prestigious Cup competitions, with the Manchester FA County Cup to return for the forthcoming 2018/19 season.

Here at Manchester FA we also work hard to support the local community to play in a fun, safe and inclusive environment across the county. 

Women’s football is also important to us and what we strive to do, while disability teams can also compete under the Manchester FA banner.

For more information on how to play the beautiful game in Greater Manchester, then this link will tell you all that you need to know about everything grassroots football:



Fancy yourself as a budding coach ready to shape the careers of the next generation of footballers?

Manchester FA can offer YOU the platform to achieve your goals with several programmes currently in place around the County.

Below are the benefits that could await in your coaching development with Manchester FA.

·        A way to give back to the game and local community.

·        Learning and re-learning leadership lessons.

·        Getting good work out and becoming a good role model.

·        The opportunity to develop new skills.

·        A chance to meet and make new friends.

 For more details, click here:


The FA provides courses a series of training courses for coaches from Level One through to the most advanced UEFA Pro Licence. The courses are packed with expert knowledge and cover all areas of player development. 

Whatever your previous knowledge, experience or interest in football we’re sure that there is a course to suit your needs and personal development.

For more details on our courses on offer:


Another option, should you wish to go down this route, is to take your refereeing badges in affiliation with the Manchester FA.

If you want to pursue a career in refereeing, then we can provide you with courses, supplied by the FA.

Benefits of undertaking a refereeing course with the Manchester FA include:

·        Refereeing is a great way to be involved in football.

·        There are opportunities for everyone.

·        Remain active in the game following injury or retirement.

·        Make new and lasting friends within the game.

·        Play a huge role in ensuring the players enjoy their match day experience.

Fancy learning more? Visit the link:

for referees


Help from volunteers are what make Manchester FA what it is!

The leagues and clubs that are affiliated to us are run mainly by volunteers, who work around the clock to ensure that everything goes according to plan.

A full list of volunteering roles within Manchester FA can be found on the link:

for volunteers