Youth Football in Cumberland

Coaching in Education

Football in Schools

The FA Skills Programme works in over 2500 primary schools each year, providing lessons for the children against the requirements of the PE National Curriculum and supports teachers’ professional learning. 

As well as helping to develop the technique, ball skills and confidence of children in primary schools, The FA Skills coaches aim to pass on invaluable lesson ideas and guidance on the delivery of football to the pupils’ teachers. 

If your school in Cumberland hasn't had a chance to work with The FA Skills programme yet, please send us an email to or 

Junior Football Leader Award for Students 

The FA Junior Football Leaders Award provides a basic introduction to leadership skills required when involved in football for those aged 12 to 16. An excellent way to add value to students skills and experience. 

The course will primarily introduce 4 areas: 
• Assisting football activity sessions 
• An introduction to refereeing 
• Helping with a team 
• Managing football events 

Schools or Clubs interested in offering their young leaders a Cumberland FA Junior Football Leaders Award can register their interest via email