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Coach Development Events

Bringing coach development to you and your club

We are delighted to announce details of our Coach Development schedule for this year. All events are free of charge.


With the view of making the Coach Development programme accessible to as many local coaches as possible, the 2023/24 programme will aim to provide events in the East, Centre and West of the county with the intention of bringing coach development to you and your club. The majority of the events will be club-based events and therefore delivered in partnership with a local football club, using their club players. The Coach Development events will also cover different topics and welcome special guests from the FA, utilising their vastly experienced Regional Coach Developers as well  as working in partnership with Plymouth Argyle Football Club and their experienced Academy coaches. 

We have also recently created the Cornwall Female Coaches Community, allowing female coaches to network, share advice and support one another while attending coach development events as a group - the first of which will take place this June. If this is something you are interested in, please contact

Click here to select which Coach Development events you wish to attend during the second half of the 2023/24 season.


              WIll Get In Touch

Will Snapes
Football Development Officer
(Youth and Adult Male)
Phone: 01208 262987
(9am - 5pm, Monday - Friday)

Upcoming Coach Development Events


Click here to book onto any of the events shown below. All events are free of charge!

For further information on the upcoming coach development events, please contact or if you are looking to enrol in a coaching course please click here

Game Principles and Understanding - A Cornwall Female Coaches Community Development Event

Tuesday, 16th April 2024 @ St Cleer and Liskeard (PL14 6EE) - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Delivered by Vicky Fisher 

A CPD event focused on the game principles, recognising football is an invasion game involving directional practices including scoring and stopping goals.

The session will give some practical session ideas on how we can make our sessions look and feel like the game.

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11 v 11 Series

Friday 26th April @ Newquay Tretherras 3G (TR7 3BH) - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

With Plymouth Argyle FC

Delivered by Jamie Lowry and James Bradley, Supported by Chris Morris (PAFC U18 Management Team)

 click here to sign up


Developing on the Pitch

Thursday 2nd May @ Sticker Football Club (PL26 7EN) - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

With Charlestown Youth Football Club

Delivered by Vincent Halsall

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Previous 2023 Coach Development Events

Thursday 12th January - Online Event  

  • Topic: Defend the Goal: Actions and skills (Goalkeepers)
  • Venue: Online

Friday 20th January - Face to Face Event 

  • Topic: An Introduction to Futsal
  • Venue: Newquay Tretherras

Friday 3rd March - Face to Face Event 

  • Topic: The Fundamentals of Coaching (Part 2): Developing the Player
  • Venue: Brannel School, Saint Austell

 Thursday 30th March - Face to Face Event

  • Topic: The Benefits of Small-Sided Games
  • Venue: Poltair School, St Austell 

Tuesday 25th April - Face to Face Event

  • Topic: The Skilful Player Part 2 (delivered by Lee Hodge and Daniel Thompson of Plymouth Argyle)
  • Venue: Penryn College, Penryn

Wednesday 8th November - Face to Face Events 

  • Topic: How to Manage and Observe Difference (Delivered by Vinny Halsall)
  • Venue: Hayle FC, TR27 5HT

Thursday 9th November - Face to Face Events 

  • Topic: How to Manage and Observe Difference (Delivered by Vinny Halsall)
  • Venue: Saltash United, PL12 6DX 

 East and West Cornwall 

  • Topic: Introduction to Delivering a Coaching Session 

Absolutely. The FA runs events all over the country and for all levels. To explore events please visit our national CPD events page here.

If you and your club would like to host an In-Service/ CPD Event this season please email us on the details above. 

If you're an FA Level 1 or 2 learner, continuous professional development hours are optional and so there is no longer a requirement for licensing .

If you're a UEFA qualified coach, however, you are required to complete 15 hours of CPD every three years to maintain your licence, which The FA recommends is best achieved by completing 5 hours per season

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