North East Wales Grassroots Coaching Conference 2014
19 March 2014

North East Wales Grassroots Coaching Conference 2014

Century of Coaches support Regional Event

Century of Coaches support Regional Event



On Sunday, March 9th the North Wales FDO team delivered the second of their annual Grassroots Coaching Conferences in North East Wales which provided an opportunity for those coaches present to revalidate their FAW Football Leaders Award and FAW C Certificates.

Mark Roberts and Gareth Owen (Welsh Football Trust) and Mr. Ken Hughes (NEWFA and FAW Councillor) opened the day with an impressive 89 candidates in attendance from various backgrounds and experience within the game - the second largest to be delivered within the region following on from 136 Coaches attending in 2010.

The event was held at Glyndwr University Sports Complex and the Catrin Finch Centre which boosts tremendous on and off the field facilities which helped make the event so successful.

The morning’s programme was delivered by Mark Roberts and Gareth Owen (WFT FDO’s). Both were extremely praising of the candidates interactive and involvement on the day. Coaches present were complimentary of the day’s theme, questioning presenters to enhance their knowledge and understanding for the game both through theoretical and practical elements of the session.

Former Welsh International and Sir Alex Ferguson disciple Clayton Blackmore of Manchester United Football Club, was the guest presenter and delivered both theoretical and practical elements. His focus was how to structure sessions for the individual and groups and provided candidates with new, fresh ideas to take back to their clubs. He spoke about Manchester United's philosophy and how player pathways are vital in the development of young players, as well as details about his own playing career and pathway. To close the day Clayton took part in a question and answer session, speaking openly and honestly about his career as both a player and coach which spans over a 20 year period.

The FAW and Welsh Football Trust would like to thank everyone for making the conference a success.

If you would like any more information about any of the above please contact Mark Roberts on 07792 265 764 or alternatively [email protected]

North East Wales Grassroots Coaching Conference 2014
North East Wales Grassroots Coaching Conference 2014