COUNTY FA HOSTS COURSE FOR DEAF & HARD-OF-HEARING COACHES

28 Jun
28 Jun

Press Release from Chris Mortley, Communications Manager

COUNTY FA HOSTS COURSE FOR DEAF & HARD-OF-HEARING COACHES

Deaf coaches provided an opportunity to take first steps on coaching ladder

A number of grassroots football coaches that are deaf, or hard of hearing, completed a Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Football qualification earlier this month, in a special course hosted by the Liverpool County Football Association.

14 candidates took part in the three-day course, which is widely recognised as being the first step on the coaching ladder nationally, ran in partnership with Liverpool City Council’s Active Me programme and Sign 4 Sport Limited, who marketed the course within the deaf community.

Through the qualification, these grassroots coaches will now be able to deliver coaching sessions within their respective clubs or activity groups across Merseyside.

Mark Horlick, Disability Football Development Officer at the Liverpool County FA, said: “We are very pleased and proud to have run this course. The Liverpool County FA would like to thank our partners, Liverpool City Council and the Active Me programme, Sign 4 Sport, BSL Interpreters, and our tutors Ryan Lewis, Edward Hussin and Mark Eales. Without the excellent work from these people, we wouldn’t have been able to provide this course.

Congratulations to all of the candidates who completed the course. This is a fantastic achievement and we are delighted to have been able to play a small part in allowing participants to accomplish it. These qualified coaches will now go back to their clubs or groups to coach football to children and adults.

For more information on disability/inclusive football within Liverpool, please visit www.liverpoolfa.com

 

ENDS

 

For any questions relating to the content of this press release, or any media enquiries involving the Liverpool County Football Association, please contact:

Chris Mortley
Communications Manager

Oporto Sports Management

T: 0116 253 3414
E: [email protected]

 

About the Liverpool County Football Association

The Liverpool County Football Association (LCFA) is responsible for governing and developing football within the locality. The organisation is based at Liverpool Soccer Centre, Walton Hall Park, Liverpool, L4 9XP

 

Key Facts – How the Liverpool County FA supports Grassroots Football

  • 40,000 players
  • 10,000 volunteers
  • 3500 teams
  • 1500 qualified coaches
  • 700 football clubs
  • 800 referees
  • 600 welfare officers
  • 29 leagues
  • 17 County Cups

 

For more information on the LCFA please see the contact details below:

Website: www.liverpoolfa.com

Telephone: 0151 523 4488
Facebook: www.facebook.com and search ‘Liverpool County Football Association’
Twitter: @Liverpool_CFA

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Reaching Potential

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