Oct 2022 - Skilful Player P2

Cornwall FA Coach Development Programme kicks off for the new season

Coaches attended the Skilful Player Part 2 event at Callywith College.

Cornwall FA were delighted to kick off the new season’s coach development programme last week with special guests from Plymouth Argyle Academy delivering part 2 of the Skilful Player coach development event.

Last season, coaches attended Callywith for the first instalment of The Skilful Player coach development event which saw Plymouth Argyle Director of Football Neil Dewsnip and 1st Team Coach Kevin Nancekivell deliver a snapshot of Plymouth Argyle’s 8 core skills. This year, part 2 treated local grassroots coaches to an evening of skill and game-based practices zooming in on 2 of Plymouth Argyle’s 8 core skills, these being: short passing and dribbling. In attendance to deliver this year’s coaching sessions was Plymouth Argyle Head of Academy Coaching Lee Hodge and U18’s Manager Darren Way. 

Cornwall FA Football Development Manager Daniel Greenough attended the event and said, “We were delighted to run our first coach development event of the season, with so many coaches coming together to observe the sessions delivered and discuss ideas they gained from the event. Lee and Darren provided some great insights into how to develop skilful players which I’m sure the coaches in attendance would have benefitted from". 

We are now looking forward to our future events which will be delivered across the county to try and reach as many coaches as possible, and we’d love to see you there”.



To ensure you don't miss out on any of our future coach development events, please keep an eye on our social media and website. The Skilful Player Part 2 coach development event will also make it's way down west in early 2023.

November Coach Development Events

Tuesday 1st November –  Face to Face Event

  • Topic: Benefits of Small Sided Games (delivered by FA Regional Coach Developer Vicky Fisher)
  • Time: 5pm to 6:30pm
  • Venue: Budehaven Community School, Valley Rd, Bude, EX23 8DQ


Wednesday 2nd November – Online Event

  • Topic: A grassroots guide to observing and noticing (delivered by England Football Learning)
  • Time: 7:30pm


Wednesday 2nd November – Face to Face Event

  • Topic: Benefits of Small Sided Games (delivered by FA Regional Coach Developer Vicky Fisher)
  • Time: 5:30pm to 7:30pm
  • Venue: Mounts Bay Academy, Boscathnoe Ln, Heamoor, Penzance TR18 3FD



14th October 2022