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Manchester FA Coaches Membership 2022/23

Coaches Membership returns for its third year!

Manchester FA are delighted to be able to announce that our coaches membership scheme is returning for its third year. After the success of last seasons scheme, we are excited to share with the developments and additions to this seasons membership and the benefits you are able to access.

Last season seen us deliver some really worthwhile workshops for our coach members, we delivered a workshop with Sally Needham in October around Basic Neuroscience to Help Develop Your Grassroots Players, then in February we welcomed Paul Gray from Blackburn Rovers to Manchester to deliver a practical event for us focusing on Scoring goals in the Foundation Phase. These are just a couple of examples of the really high profile and specific events we ran to service our coach members.

James Stokes
Joining the Manchester Coach Membership this season has been fantastic for my personal coach development this season.  The CPD events they have put on have covered such a great range of topics from sessions led by brilliant coaches, to talking about mental health and the psychological corner of the game.  A lot of effort has obviously gone in from Jimmy and the team at the Manchester FA and it evidences their statement of trying to help local coaches within the area.  It has also been a pleasure to meet like-minded coaches and develop friendships within the game through these events, some brilliant people out there that I would have never met had it not been for this membership.  Can’t wait for next seasons
- James Stokes, MFA Coach Member & Glossop North End 1st Team Coach

We are delighted to share with you below the benefits you will receive if you choose to sign up for our coaches membership for the 22/23 season

- X4 guest delivered practical CPD Events
- A Masterclass with Mike Phelan Practical CPD Event
- An FA CPD roadshow event
- X3 Generic CPD events
- A discounted price on your Coaches Conference Ticket

Further to the above, the below are some new exciting initiatives that you will have access to through our coaches membership.

MFA x MCFC Coach Development Programme

Manchester FA in partnership with Manchester City Football Education department have designed a Coach Development programme, with a specific goal of helping support and develop grassroots coaches with a clear passion and vision to work in a football coaching capacity. 

There will be a minimum of three, 4 month programmes running across the course of the season. The programme open specifically only for coach members for the 22/23 season and is recruited for by application. More details on when the first application window will open will follow once coaches sign up to the membership.

Manchester United Friends of the Academy 

Working with Manchester United’s Emerging Talent department, all coach members will be given an invite into their friends of the academy programme, MUFC will run a series of CPD events across the course of the season, and all members who sign up to the programme will be invited to each event they run, these events will also be registered for FA CPD hours also. More information will be sent to coaches once the sign up to the membership.

Manchester FA Coaches Corner 2022/23

Manchester FA Coach members will have access to our brand-new Manchester FA coaches corner, this is an online platform that coaches can access through a mobile app, to network, discuss and share ideas around coaching, coach development and anything other. Using an app called Slack, once coach members sign up to our membership, they will be sent details on how they can access our coaches corner and begin to interact with other likeminded coaches across Greater Manchester. 

Pat Johnson
Being part of the Manchester FA coaches club has given me access to a number of high-quality CPD workshops across a wide range of subject areas. Jimmy and the team at Manchester FA are really supportive and genuinely seem to want to tailor the events to the members needs and references. The coaches' club has also broadened my coaching network- introducing me to many like-minded coaches aspiring to develop themselves
- Pat Johnson, MFA Coach Member & Mancehster City Football Academy (Select Group Coach)

 As you can see from the above, we have a number of really coach development specific benefits available to anyone who signs up to our membership, our goal is to support as many coaches as we can across Greater Manchester and creating a community of coaches who can have access to these benefits as well as access to our coaches corner to network is a great development opportunity for coaches across Greater Manchester.

Our membership is priced at £40.00 for the full season running from July 22-June 23. However, using the below link, you can purchase both our coaches membership and a ticket to our 2022 Manchester FA Coaches conference for just £65.00.


Click here to purchase our coaches membership, or our joint package

James Longdin, Our coach Development Officer is on hand to answer any questions you may have about our coaches membership, coaches conference or anything else coach development related. Please don’t hesitate to get In touch on


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