I have got into coaching like most people at grass roots, because I’m a parent of one of the players.
I have done my FA Level 1 in coaching and my FA Level 1 in Goalkeeper coaching. Just like all coaches, I am qualified to administer first aid in football and have passed all FA and club required tests and checks We have a 14 year old assistant coach – Cieran, who is currently signed on for AFC Fylde. He has played at multiple Academies and played for the Preston town team.
The under 8’s are just starting to gel together as a team. We train every Tuesday evening through summer at Derian house and are looking to source winter training at Parklands or Buckshaw.
Our season runs from September through untill May and we play from the central venue at Penwortham every Saturday morning. If for some reason a game is cancelled we have use of the Astro pitch at Buckshaw for extra training or friendlies.
We have a squad of 10 players that will all receive equal game time if possible. If they turn up, then they will play.
Most important, they all have fun.