The Player to Coach and Referee Programmes have been created to encourage more females to get into coaching and refereeing roles.
Being a part of the programme individuals will have access to further development opportunities.
The programme includes coaching and refereeing qualifications, bespoke CPD and funding support alongside the experiences that the individuals will have in grassroots football.
The induction to the programme covered developing leadership qualities and skills, building rapport between players, coaches and referees, team building activities, information about safeguarding children in football and the roles and responsibilities of a coach or referee.
Attendees had the opportunity at the induction to hear the experiences of two guest speakers, their journeys in the football industry and the chance to ask questions about their current roles in the game.
All activities were interactive, engaging and inclusive with practical elements to encourage a positive and enjoyable environment.
This programme will continue to be delivered up until the end of the current season to ensure individuals can put into practice the knowledge and skills they have gained through course and CPD events.