FA Level 2 in Coaching Football

Grow The Game

Grow the Game supports football’s diversity and is designed to be inclusive of players from different genders, ethnic backgrounds, faiths, ages, sexual orientations and those with disabilities. Applications from all of these groups are being encouraged.

Grow the Game grants lessen the burden of costs associated with starting new grassroots football teams. £1,500 is available for each new team that a club creates. Expenditure that the funding can help a club pay for includes: FA coaching courses; FA league affiliation costs; referees’ fees; first aid kits; and even football kit & equipment.

Grow the Game is delivered by the Football Foundation, the nation’s largest sports charity. Last year the scheme achieved:

• 2,159 new teams.
• 8,787 female footballers.
• 23,332 male footballers.
• 5,715 new coaching qualifications.

Since it was launched in 2010, the Grow the Game scheme has attracted a total of:
• 161,285 new football players into playing regular football.


Support for applications is always available. For more information about what support we can offer you please contact Pete Collins from our Football Development team.

We do not currently know when the application window for 2018 will open. However the 2017 window opened on the 1st February and closed on the 29th March. Further information will be available on our website as soon as we receive it.

Get In Touch

Lauren Mellor | Football Development Officer (Female Pathway)

Phone: 01332 361 422

9am - 5pm Monday - Friday

Email: lauren.mellor@derbyshirefa.com

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