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Girls ACC Mentee Opportunity

The Cornwall FA Girls ACC is looking to recruit a Women’s High Performance Football Centre (FA WHPFC) ACC Coach Mentee.  

Purpose of post: ‘The FA Women’s High Performance Football Centre (FA WHPFC) ACC Coach Mentee Programme’ has been launched to provide those coaches who aspire to coach in the Women’s game an opportunity to gain an insight into an Elite environment whilst also developing their planning, delivery, observational and reflective skills across the Women’s game. The programme will provide development opportunities through a range of experiences with the aim of supporting these coaches to transition into working roles within the women’s game in the future. As part of The FA Women’s’ and Girls’ National Strategy to increase and develop coaches in the female game, the mentee roles will support committed and ambitious coaches. The role of the individuals selected will be to support delivery of practical football sessions in line with the Girls’ Advanced Coaching Centre technical programme. Each coach will shadow a head coach to gain experience and insight into planning, preparation and evaluation to drive individual player development. The candidate will be supported and mentored by ACC Coaches and Gloucestershire’s FA Women’s High Performance Football Centre Coach Development Officer. Across the season they will also have the opportunity to attend two Regional workshops with other mentee coaches.

Title: Cornwall FA Advanced Coaching Centre WHPFC Mentee Coach

Location: Brannel School, St. Stephen. PL26 7RN (with some opportunities to support home and away matches)

Responsible to: Advanced Coaching Centre Manager & FA Women’s High Performance Coach Development Officer

Start date: 12th October 2018
Rate of Pay: Voluntary with a minimum of 2 hrs per week between September and April
Age Groups: U12, U14, U16, GK Coach

The County FA & FA WHPFC will offer opportunities for coaching bursaries for FA level 2 or UEFA B courses on a case by case basis to invest into coach development across the season.

Responsible for:

The welfare of players within their designated age group
Providing high quality coaching, observation and support
Administration tasks to support the age group delivery
Assistance in delivering a training and games programme in line with LTPD guidelines

Key Skills and Experience required:

Essential Level 1 Certificate in coaching football
Member of the FA Licensed Coaches Club
Hold a current and in date FA Emergency First Aid Qualification
Knowledge and Understanding of Child Protection issues
Hold a current and in-date FA Safeguarding Children certificate
An accepted FA Disclosure and barring Service Disclosure (FA CRC)
Experience in Coaching Girls Football
Willingness to work evenings and weekends
Own transport essential / access to attend training sessions
Ability to work in a team


Understanding of Talent Identification
Understanding of Long Term Player Development
Knowledge and understanding of working with young players
Understanding of the FA Girls’ Talent Pathway

If you are interested in this position, please send your CV along with a Covering letter detailing why you would like to volunteer in this role, with subject line “FA WHPFC Advanced Coaching Centre – Cornwall Mentee Role” to:

Abbie Sadler; and Vicky Fisher;
Please contact Abbie for further details on 07557 178618

Closing Date: Friday 28th September
Interview Date: Thursday 4th October