Coaches Conference Launch

Manchester FA Coaches Conference Returns

04.09.22 at 09:00am
We're delighted to share the news!

Manchester FA is pleased to announce our Coaches' Conference will be returning this year following a two-year absence due to Covid 19!

This years event, taking place on the 4th September 2022, is open to all active grassroots coaches in Manchester and will feature a series of workshops delivered by experienced and well-known coaches within the game. The event aims to inspire Manchester’s coaching network and bring likeminded coaches together to observe some high-level coaches in action and the chance to network with Manchester FA, and other coaches from across Greater Manchester.

I am delighted to announce our first confirmed coaches who will be delivering on the event for us are:-

Pete Sturgess – FA Technical Lead DNA 5-11
Will Ryder - Head of Academy at Port Vale Football Club
Charlotte Healy - WSL Academy Manager & U21 Head Coach at Manchester United

I am sure as you can see, we are making sure the quality of delivery provided on the day is a good as it can get, to make sure the event is worthwhile use of your own time and development.

We have more deliverers to confirm in due course, and these will be confirmed across the course of August 2022

Syed Ali
The MFA Coach Membership has been amazing for me in providing me insights into various formats of the coaching world and pathway. From grassroots guest speakers all the way up to the Pro level. From technical insights as well as tactical insights. This has helped me to adapt with my players and the clubs I've been involved with over the years to work to their needs, but also to challenge myself as a coach, relevant to my environment. MFA have always been supportive in hosting bespoke CPD events and courses to gain extra knowledge which is invaluable
- Syed Ali, MFA Coach Member & Baguley Athletic FC

Tickets for the conference are priced at £40 pp. However, we are offering a joint offer to all coaches, whilst purchasing a ticket to our conference, you can add enrolment into our coaches membership scheme for a discounted price of £25 (usually £40) which means for £65 you can purchase our conference ticket and coaches membership, saving £15!



If you would like more information on our Coaches' Membership offer before you book your place at the conference, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with James Longdin at Manchester FA on 0161 225 1966 or

We're looking forward to seeing you on 4th September 2022, and hopefully welcoming you as a Manchester FA Coach Member for the 22/23 season.

Rob Betts
Manchester FA have helped me develop as a coach by ensuring that CPD opportunities are regularly available, especially since Covid – this has become more important as lots of “coaching elements may have been forgotten when there was a long break away from football. The CPD provided via the Coaches membership have been of the highest standard, and the guests whom have been invited have been highly experienced in their field, for example – Manchester Uniteds assistance coach Mike Phelan – internationally renown in his area along with Sally Needham whom touched upon football psychology – something which at grassroots is not widely coached or is there information regarding this, however as part of the FA 4 corner model, for me and in my opinion is the foundation of coaching development at any level.
- Rob Betts, MFA Coach Member & Milnrow Juniors U8 & U12 Coach