13th October 2013

Jason takes U9s coaching to a new level!

Congratulations to U9s coach Jason Rawlins who today succcessfully completed his FA Level 2 coaching award. The coveted Level 2 award is not for the faint-hearted and requires significant commitment from coaches - the course takes between 60 and 120 hours to complete over a period of many months. Candidates are assessed via knowledge tests, projects, assignments and assessments of their practical coaching during the training. Following a period of practice after the course, there is a further assessment of practical coaching ability and oral questions on performance, knowledge and understanding.

All Robins coaches are required to have at least Level 1 coaching qualifications, a requirement of the FA Charter Standard Award the club holds, but there are fewer coaches in grassroots football who have shown the commitment and ability required to step up to Level 2. Jason is delighted his hard work has paid off, saying "After 6 months hard work, I am really pleased to take my coaching development to the next level and am looking forward to developing young Robins players over the coming years"

Club chairman Paul Wainwright congratulated Jason on his achievement "Jason's put a lot of hard work in over the years and we're all delighted he's taken this onto yet another level. This demonstrates Jason's personal commitment to ensuring he achieves excellence in the coaching he delivers. But more widely than that, it also shows the commitment of Robins FC as a club to supporting our coaches in furthering their footballing education and, through them, to all the players they will pass on that passion, commitment and knowledge."