Coach Mentors


 What is the FA Coach Mentor Programme?

The FA Coach Mentor Programme is an investment in grass-roots coaching, offering on the ground support within FA Charter Standard Clubs, providing a process whereby a coach is actively engaged in being guided towards acquiring new knowledge, feedback, ideas or advice by a trained mentor. The aim is to supporting a coaching workforce in their own environment, both in training and in match-day situations.

The intentions of the FA Coach Mentoring Programme are to:

  • Improve coaching in grass-roots football
  • Up-skill and support coaches to develop knowledge, confidence and skills
  • Bring the Future Game to life in grass-roots clubs
  • Improve match-day behaviours
  • Retain coaches in the game
  • Support individual learning
  • Cascade the model/network of mentors and leave a Sustainable legacy
  • Retain players in the game through better coaching practice

In Cambridgeshire we have five FA Coach Mentors:

  • Ben Farmer
  • Guy Habbin
  • Barry Scullion
  • David Llewellyn 
  • Jairo Marin
  • Katie Critchley

For more information about The FA Coach Mentor programme - click here

If you'd like to discuss The FA Coach Mentor programme with one of our team please call Katie Critchley on 01223 209037 or email

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