Cumberland FA_Coaching

Female Coaching Support

The Cumberland FA Female Coaches Support Network has been developed to support aspiring and existing female coaches within Cumberland through The FA Coaching Pathway.

 The Support Network has been set up to develop coaches in a female only environment and will be led by female coach mentors.

There is no application deadline for the network, and it is never too late to join. All females aged 16+ are welcome to join and be as involved or committed as they wish, to ensure they are getting the correct outcomes against their individual needs.

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The Coaching group is aimed at Females:

- With football qualifications or those interested in getting into coaching
- Currently volunteering in grassroots football (girls or mixed football)

The Support Network will offer access to coaching courses at a discounted rate with more CPD opportunities available. The Group is also being developed to support existing and interested female coaches to share experiences and support their volunteering in grassroots football.

As part of the support in place, members of the brand new group will have the opportunity to attend the Cumberland FA Advanced Coaching Centre to observe as well as specific female only CPD events.
There is also an invite only Facebook group to share experiences and information.

The Cumberland FA Female Coaches Support Network is led by FA Coach Mentor Georgia Smethurst; who has a wealth of experience in football through playing, coaching and refereeing. Having come through the Cumberland FA Young Leader programme, Georgia has been a grassroots football coach as well as a member of the Cumberland FA Girls Talent programme coaching team.

Working with Carlisle United FC CST, first as a community coach and then as head of Women and Girls Development, Georgia is now a Sports Lecturer.

If you’re unsure whether this Coaches Support Network is for you, and you would like some further information, please contact James Reid on 01900 511800 or email

Want to join the Female Football Coaching Support Network?

Simply fill in the enquiry form below and we will be in touch.