FA Coach Mentor Programme

The FA Coach Mentor Programme

Extra guidance and support 

Here at The FA we are committed to supporting grassroots coaches to start and continue their coaching with confidence.

That’s why we’re really proud of our FA coach mentor programme - a free-to-access initiative that’s available to any grassroots coach and provides in club support in areas such as:

  • 1-1 support
  • Development of an individual learning programme
  • Needs analysis and feedback for individual coaches
  • Match day observation and support
  • Coaching demonstrations
  • Support with developing a club philosophy

Mentor support is really easy to access. In the five years since we started the programme, our coach mentors have supported more than 40,000 coaches, and that number is growing every day!

We also dedicate over 5,000 hours to work specifically with BAME, female and disabled clubs and coaches across the country every season. 

Getting support from The FA coach mentor programmeTo get access to an FA coach mentor, all you need to do is email your local County FA or regional coach mentor officer by using the contact information listed at the bottom of this page.

Remember to include your name, club name, number of teams and the County FA you’re affiliated to when making any application.

The Impact Of Mentors In Grassroots Communities

FA Coach Mentors Available


If you’re interested in becoming an FA coach mentor then be sure to check your local County FA website for the latest opportunities.

If no vacancies are available then you can contact your regional mentor officer to get an update about the programme in your area.

In order to become an FA coach mentor applicants must:

  • Have a minimum qualification of FA Level 2 in Coaching Football
  • Be an FA licensed coach
  • Hold a valid FA CRB

For further information regarding mentoring, please contact coach.mentor@thefa.com