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Sport Newcastle Partner NUFC Foundation


NUFC Foundation : Development of Female Football Coaches


The NUFC Foundation was established to harness football’s power to deliver positive change in our area. Since launching in 2008 the Foundation has worked with almost 50,000 disadvantaged young people and families across Newcastle, Gateshead, Northumberland and North Tyneside every year. Our key objective is to use football as a means of engaging people in projects and activities that can help raise their aspirations and support positive change in their lives. 

What NUFC Foundation Do:

  • The Foundation’s Disability Football Clubs are hugely popular and engaged with 1,300 people in the last year.

  • Our schools programmes have engaged with 18,650 children and families in over 200 schools in the last 12 months.

  • Our Community team has worked with over 3,000 young people in the last 12 months through Kicks, Lifestyles, National Citizen Service and Employability programmes.



There is a shortage of young female football coaches in the region. We aim to recruit, support and train 5 assistant female coaches aged 16+. Each trainee coach will work alongside an experienced and highly qualified Foundation football coach for 40 one hour sessions. Each will receive 1:1 support and mentoring throughout the 18 week programme.


Programme outcomes:

  • To provide a pathway to employment within the industry for each newly trained female coach.

  • By the end of the programme each female coach will be able to deliver a Foundation’s schools session on their own.

  • Skills and experience gained will allow these new coaches to progress on to a Youth Module 1 certificate.

  • The newly trained coaches will act as role models for the next generation of female players/coaches as they go on to develop players in the region.

Cost: £5,000

Female Football Coaches Training and Support Project

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