14th July 2014

Coaching the coaches: more coaches badge up with Robins FC

Congratulations and a warm welcome to the Robins FC coaching family to Matt Tyler who completed his FA Level 1 coaching course in June, making him the latest coach to gain his "badges" with Robins FC. Matt has been working with the U9s White team, and will now take over fully as the U9 White coach.

Meanwhile the U9 Reds haven't been resting on their laurels either, with Jason Rawlins having gained his Level 2 this season and Paul Davis recently completing the FA Youth Award Module 2, after successfully completing a four-day course in Tidworth. The Youth Award was introduced by the FA to compliment the mainstream "badges" and give youth coaches a more in-depth understanding of the needs of younger players - "In order to coach Johnny to play football, it's not enough just to understand football, you first of all have to understand Johnny".

All Robins FC coaches have to attain the FA Level 1 as part of our certification as an FA Charter Standard club which means parents can rest assured their children are being trained by qualified coaches in a safe and fun environment. These two new qualifications are just the latest concrete demonstration of Robins FC's ongoing commitment to ensuring our coaches have the best possible level of support in their development as they in turn seek to develop our young players to reach their maximum potential.

Club chairman Paul Wainwright congratulated the pair on their achievement, commenting "Well done to you both, I believe this is excellent news for the club, with more qualified coaches on board to help with the important work being carried out coaching and empowering our future young Robins. This is what grass roots football is about, empowering not only the young players but in addition, the Dads and the Mums to get involved in the sport as well, truly great community stuff."