Funded by the Prince’s Trust Get Started into Football is a 5 day part sport part learning programme for local 16 to 25 year olds who were currently out of work and not in training or education.

The courses are specifically designed to help young people move forward with their lives, remove barriers and have a go at fun activities. As part of the course participants gain their Level 1 Sports Leaders Certificate which provides an introduction to the planning and delivery of safe and enjoyable coaching sessions for young people. 
As well as gaining some new coaching skills and understanding more about the role of a coach, the course also included basic First Aid course and Safeguarding workshops allowing our new coaches to put their new skills to good use straight away. 
The Prince’s Trust also continue to give one to one support to help the participants think about what they want to do the after the course finishes and we have a re-union day  at the Club to look at how we can involve as many as we can in our community projects as assistant coaches and put their new found skills to good use. 
For more information on our Get Started in Football programme, including when the next course is running email: [email protected] or call the community office on 01582 561 622.