The FA Coach Mentor Programme

FA Coach Mentor Programme

Offering on-the-ground support

This programme represents a major investment in the grassroots game and offers on-the-ground support to FA Charter Standard Clubs, leagues and target groups.

The FA sees the development of coaches as central to the development of the game, and working collaboratively accelerates learning and supports coaches’ development.

Mentoring support at a club could include:

  • Developing a whole club philosophy
  • Group coaching demonstrations
  • 1:1 coaching, match-day observation and support
  • Signposting to relevant courses and events
  • Needs analysis for individual coaches
  • Modelling of coaching sessions for individual coaches
  • Individual feedback
  • An individual learning programme

wiltshire fa coach mentors 2017-18

Alex Blake

Alex Blake
North Wiltshire

Joe Foley


Joe Foley
North Wiltshire


Matthew England

Matthew England
East Wiltshire

Andy Mullen


Andrew Mullen
West Wiltshire


Gerwyn Griffiths

Gerwyn Griffiths
South Wiltshire


No. The FA Coach Mentor programme is a free FA initiative where a Coach Mentor can offer up to 100 hours of support per season.

Both clubs and individuals can benefit from the programme. Individuals & clubs can register by contacting

If you are interested in becoming an FA Coach Mentor please check our website for vacancies. If no vacancies are available contact the Regional Coach Mentor Officer in your region who can provide an update of the programme in and around your area.

Please note that there two application periods throughout the season - June and December.

Pre-requisites to become an FA Coach Mentor are:

  • Minimum FA Level 2 in Coaching Football
  • Member of The FA Licensed Coaches Club
  • Valid FA Criminal Record Check

North West – Steve Smithies –

North East – Graeme Carrick –

East Midlands – Samantha Griffiths –

West Midlands – Andy Somers –

East – Darren Moss –

South East – Kevin England –

London/ Armed Forces/ Jersey/ Guernsey – Kevin Green –

South West – Ciara Allan –

This is a course for coaches providing support to other Football Coaches in a mentoring capacity.

The course is designed to support those who wish to develop their mentoring skills, to understand the role of the Mentor, to develop the interpersonal skills required to become an effective mentor as well as developing reflection as a learning tool.  It supports participants to develop skills in a safe and positive environment.

Our next course takes place in Melksham in June 2018.  You can find out more and book your place here.

............................Register Your Interest

The FA Mentoring Programme is available for you to access as a coach in Wiltshire. The programme supplies you with support from an FA Coach Mentor with your own coaching and / or coaching within your Club. 

Register your interest here.

The FA Coaching Bursary

FA Coaching Bursay

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