FA National Staff will be visiting Guernsey to provide Coach Development Support from Thursday the 6th of October - Sunday the 9th of October 2022. Mark Leigh, Pete Augustine & Darren Grover will be providing CPD workshops, which are all free to attend, along with matchday observations and support with PE lessons at a number of schools on the island. 

The Guernsey FA are extremely appreciative of this support, and very much looking forward to the visit. Football Development Officer Angus Mackay said: "We are incredibly lucky to have this level of support from FA National Staff, it looks like we will have a busy few days which is great because it means we can work with a large number of people. Hopefully the visit will help many coaches, teachers & volunteers reflect on their involvement in football and/or education and possibly begin to review, adapt and evolve their methods. Of course, there will also be an element of reassurance that they are already delivering high quality PE and/or football coaching, but there may be some adaptations required in order to improve what's on offer to the children/players."

Free CPD Events: 

Thursday the 6th of October: Developing Skilful Players

What is the FA’s approach to developing skill?
What practices can I use to develop skill?
What does a skilful player look like across the FA 4 corner model?

Friday the 7th of October: Benefits of Small Sided Games

Use of small sided games to:
Develop players’ attacking & defending skills.
Meet the differing needs and abilities of the players (STEP).
Emphasise goals, opposition, direction.

Saturday the 8th of October: Thriving on the Pitch

Players loving the game
Engaging players
Developing players skills

Sunday the 9th of October: Thriving on the Pitch

Players loving the game
Engaging players
Developing players skills

For more details please contact Angus Mackay: