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Coach Membership launches at Coaches’ Conference

The inaugural event is open to all active grassroots coaches in Manchester.

We are delighted to share more information on the upcoming Coaches’ Conference, taking place on the 1st September 2019 at Platt Lane. 

The inaugural event is open to all active grassroots coaches in Manchester and will feature a series of workshops delivered by FA tutors and lead coaches within the professional game, aiming to inspire our coaching network. Announced guest speakers include; Pete Sturgess (FA Lead for the Foundation Phase), Matt Craddock (Head of Academy, Preston North End FC) and Paul McGuinness (former Manchester United player and coach, FA National Coach Developer). 

To see the full line up, visit our social media pages and tickets are now on sale, priced at £40 pp. 

At the event, we will be launching our Coach Membership - the first of its kind in Manchester. The membership gives coaches an opportunity to commit to their development by accessing exclusive benefits, events and training across the year. 

The coaching community in Manchester is growing every week and as a result, this membership will bring together like-minded, committed individuals through member specific development opportunities, whilst offering those new to coaching the support of a committed, local coaching network.

Benefits of the membership include:

   - Coach Member T-shirt
   - Priority booking on all courses & CPD events
   - Free access to 6 high-profile CPD events
   - Discounted kit & equipment
   - Quarterly newsletter

Football Development Officer for Education and Workforce James Longdin explains: “The coaching network in Manchester is thriving and as a result, we want to bring together those who are driven to progress and commit to their development at the conference and through our new Coach Membership.”

“The Coaches’ Conference is the perfect time for us to launch our membership and we believe it will enhance each coach’s experience and help them access support, with the help of their fellow coaches.”

All those who purchase tickets to the Coaches’ Conference, will be able to add-on a 2019/20 Coach Membership for an additional £20. 

After the conference, Coach Membership can be purchased separately for £25 for the year. Conference tickets and memberships are now on sale here.

Over the coming weeks, we will be announcing speakers on our social media channels so keep an eye out!