Another important feature of the group is that each member can share their experiences within football with FA coaches to help shape FA education’s direction in tackling inclusion and diversity in the game.
At her introduction to the group, The FA’s Head of Education Lucy Pearson, urged every member to make the most of the opportunity:
“I hope you have a fantastic experience as part of this group”, she explained.
“Get the most out it. Take exactly what you need to help you develop as a coach and keep talking to us about how we can help you.
“Network, pick each other’s brains, collaborate - be brave about it and make the most of the opportunities available to you.”
It was a message that landed positively with Trishan Patel, Biggleswade United’s Assistant Manager.
“It is great to witness first-hand The FA reaching out and connecting”, he said.
“These crucial interventions are vital to support and develop all coaches.”
the day also coincided with one of the live blocks of The FA Level 4 (UEFA A) course taking place at the national football centre.
The group were invited to join the practical session and observe what the course experience is like for learners.