MDS - LFC

Coaching Support

FOOTBALL IS FOR EVERYONE

 

The RAF FA FA is here to ensure everyone who participates has a great experience – regardless of gender, sexuality, ethnicity, ability or disability, faith or age.
 
In this section you'll find information about support initiatives and training opportunities to help you improve as a coach, be safe in your coaching and the environments you create, and access on-the-ground support when you need it. 
 
If you're new to coaching/management and you need something to help you get started, you can also download The FA's Guide to Managing in Grassroots Football.

 

Safeguarding and Welfare

SAFEGUARDING IS EVERYONE’S RESPONSIBILITY

Everyone in football has a responsibility to make our game safe and enjoyable.

This is particularly true for coaches. A coach is in a privileged position. The nature of the role means he/she can have significant influence over children and young people and develop relationships of trust with children and their parents/carers. It’s therefore important that coaches understand their safeguarding responsibilities.

Find out how The FA and the RAF FA manages safeguarding nationally and locally. You’ll also find detailed information on the game’s safeguarding strategy, and how it applies to you. 

RAF FA Safeguarding

Coach

FA Coach Mentor Programme

Offering on-the-ground support
Coaching children

Criminal Records Checks

Find details of forthcoming safeguarding training courses and workshops, how to obtain a Criminal Record Check (CRC) if you need one – and lots of other relevant information.
Placing the ball

Inclusion

We are determined to provide an inclusive football experience for anyone in the RAF who wishes to be be involved in football in any role.