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Final Girls BiMonthly Festival of 2016/17 Season

We are partnering up with Colebrook Royals FC to host our final Girls Bi-Monthly festival of 2016/17 season. Open to individuals who want to try football in a fun and safe environment, but also open to new teams who are looking for some coaching and friendly games with teams of the same age group.  To… VIEW

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FA Skills Whitsun Sessions

The FA Skills offers football coaching during the school holidays at Skills Centres throughout England.  Our holiday football coaching sessions are a great way for children to try the programme for the first time, providing a great introduction to our weekly after school Skills Centres.  FA Skills holiday football coaching is perfect for children who… VIEW

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Girls Bi-monthly Football Festival/ Silent Soccer

Girls Bi-monthly Festivals  Group 2 are hosting their 5th girls bi-monthly football festival to encourage 6 – 9 years olds to come and try football. The invitation is also open to teams already formed within these age groups who may also be looking for friendly games. With this festival we are working in partnership with Writtle Minors… VIEW

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FA Skills Half Term Sessions in Essex 

**Updated Version Below ** The FA Skills offers football coaching during the school holidays at Skills Centres throughout England.  Our holiday football coaching sessions are a great way for children to try the programme for the first time, providing a great introduction to our weekly after school Skills Centres.  FA Skills holiday football coaching is… VIEW

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The FA Community Awards

The 2017 Community Awards, presented by McDonald’s and the UK’s four home nation football associations, are now open for nominations.  The awards recognise and celebrate grassroots volunteers across the UK who make a real difference to their communities. The search is now on to find our local grassroots heroes here in Essex! “Volunteers are the… VIEW

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Rising Tides And Avalanches – Interesting Article from Jack Walton (Regional Coach Development Manager NW)

The debate that followed unearthed a variety of positions taken from adults in youth football. Each one rooted from the individual’s unique experiences and perceptions of what the grassroots game should afford to those invested in it. The tweet and this blog were not designed to shame those involved but rather to make a case… VIEW

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£1.5m Funding Boost for Grassroots Football

Underrepresented groups in grassroots football will soon have more teams to play in as The FA are investing £1.5m into the Grow the Game scheme, a programme which increases participation at the lowest levels of the game. Delivered by the Football Foundation, Grow the Game awards grants to grassroots football clubs who wish to create… VIEW

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FA Launch “Creative Players” Course

The FA have added to the growing suite of free online coaching courses with the launch of their first ever ‘Massive Open Online Course’ in partnership with Birmingham University entitled “Youth Football Coaching: Developing Creative Players.” This three-week qualification explores the developmental needs of young players as well as the role of the coach in… VIEW

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FA Skills February Half Term Programme

The FA Skills offers football coaching during the school holidays at Skills Centres throughout England.  Our holiday football coaching sessions are a great way for children to try the programme for the first time, providing a great introduction to our weekly after school Skills Centres.  FA Skills holiday football coaching is perfect for children who… VIEW