CFA Virtual Coffee Club

Virtual Coaches Club

Make a Brew and Stay Connected With the Grassroots Football Community

With unprecedented times of uncertainty ahead we are Working to continue to connect with coaches across Cumberland.

Given that bringing people together for both formal and informal education is not currently possible at the moment we are launching a 'Virtual Coaches Coffee Club.'

This will be a really relaxed and informal session that will run online once a week over the next month. The topics and discussion points will be completed guided by yourselves, our grassroots community. This will be a chance for coaches to still connect with each other and get some of their weekly football fix that we are all already missing.

We are keen to understand if there is interest out there and also what topics and discussions people would like to have on the virtual gathering. If this sounds like something that interests you, please complete the below link to express your interest:

Express Your Interest

More details on the platform we are using for this will be shared in the next couple of days.

On each of the calls we will try to get a mix of guests to share insights and also chat through some of the discussion points you are keen to unpick as a grassroots football coach. These could be current problems you face, issues around team selection, coaching practice, session guidance, dealing with parents, managing behaviour to name a few…

The first session has been planned for Thursday 26 March. Keep your eyes on our Twitter feed @CumberlandFA for a poll on the best times/days to run these moving forward. The link to the sessions will be distributed to everyone who signs up and will also be posted on our social media platforms. We will be looking to record these episodes and post them online for everyone to engage with.

Cumberland Coaches Virtual Coffee Club



Thursday 26th March 20

19:00 - 20:00


In order to get this message far and wide we would encourage you to share on your social media platforms, as well as your coaches what’s app groups. We look forward to stay connected with you on what is such unprecedented times for not just football but the world in general.

CFA Virtual Coffee Club

If you do have any questions, would like to chat about potential topics, or want some further support please contact James Reid ( or 079180 83637

The Referee Community can get involved by joining the Cumberland County Referees' Association Facebook Group. All Cumberland registered Referees have been sent the link to join.

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