The FA employs over 150 specialist coaches nationwide, with six of these coaches based in County Durham. Not only are The FA Skills Coaches specialists in coaching players aged 5-11 years, they have a real appreciation for child development; creating environments where the players are encouraged to play with freedom and expression, whilst understanding that making mistakes is part of the learning curve.
The six FA Skills Coaches in County Durham currently cover Sunderland, Gateshead, Hartlepool, Stockton, Durham City and Sedgefield Borough. By request and as time allows the FA Skills Coaches are also willing to work in other areas of the County.
Whilst the role of the FA Skills Coaches is wide and varied the main remit is to support FA Charter Standard Clubs; deliver curricular time PE lessons at Primary Schools; deliver at FA Skills Centres; and deliver at FA Skills Festivals.
Click here for further information regarding FA Charter Standard Club support and PE Lessons at Primary Schools.
Name: Richard Shuffleton (Team Leader)
Contact number: 07943 862273
Contact email: Richard.Shuffleton@TheFA.com