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Coaching Support

Discover what we can do to support your journey in coaching

supporting your coaching journey.  

Football is for everyone.

The Middlesex 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.

Safeguarding and Welfare


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


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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.
Inclusion - Football is For All


Football is open and accessible for all
The FA Education Courses Policies and Procedures

Policies and procedures

Policies and procedures for Middlesex FA Education courses 
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Coaches Wanted

The #CoachesWanted noticeboard is available to allow our clubs to advertise their need for new coaches.