Cumberland FA Coaches

Virtual Coffee Club

Stay Connected with Grassroots Coaches

Make a brew and stay connected

Cumberland FA launched a Virtual Coaches Coffee Club in March 2020 to bring local Grassroots Football Coaches together online to keep in touch and offer a platform for Coaches to get their 'Football Fix' during these unprecedented times.

CFA Virtual Coffee Club

With the aim of having an online meeting each week with a different guest speaker, local Coaches can continue to connect during social distancing. 

Each week, the recording from the online chat will be uploaded in case any coaches were unable to get involved 'Live'.

Cumberland FA based Coaches can request an invitation - once you've shown an interest you will be invited to each session

Ask for an Invite

If you have any queries, please contact or message us on Twitter @CumberlandFA or our Facebook page.


Session #1


Session #2

This will be available soon..We have had some technical issues with this session.


Session #3

Sally Needham focusing on the Psychological / Social Corner in Grassroots Football



Session #4

Darran Bowles focusing on Coaching a Grassroots team 


 Session #5

Michael Skubala, Steve Daley, Ian Bateman and Ash Higgins with a Futsal Focus 

Coming Soon


Session #6

Jack Walton focusing on Managing Behaviour in Grassroots Football


Session #7

The FA Mentors focusing on Developing Coaches within the Club setting


Session #8

Danny Grainger with an insight into the life of a professional footballer, his journey and initial challenges in management



Session #9

Ed Cope focusing on Coach Behaviour in Grassroots Football



Session #10

Ronnie Reason focusing on shining a lens on the Technical and Tactical Corner


Session #11

Pete Sturgess focusing on the Foundation Phase




Session #12

Chris Panayiotou, Director of Coaching for Rush Soccer in Virginia, USA giving an insight into the grassroots game in the US


Session #13

Ben Hardaker and Ben Qualtrough exploring how we differentiate practice within sessions