Coaches sought to assist with Free Saturday Skills Sessions

Sunday 13 January 2019 - by Stuart Smedley (Updated on 13 January 2019 at 14:33)

Royal Wootton Bassett Town are seeking volunteers to support with the coaching at its Free Saturday Skills Sessions.

The sessions, which form part of the club's Community Football Programme, provide free coaching to boys and girls aged 4-13 during school term time, and are overseen by Mark Ellis.

More assistance is needed given the popularity of the sessions.

This is an excellent opportunity for youth section members who are interested in gaining experience coaching. Indeed, since their establishment, a number of youth section members have contributed towards the sessions.

Those wishing to volunteer will be tasked with helping plan, prepare and deliver the sessions, as well as mentoring and assisting their other colleagues.

Good communication skills are required, while, if aged 16 or over, you must also possess a valid DBS Enhanced Criminal Record check.

It is preferable, though not necessary, to already hold an FA Coaching qualification, or to be working towards an FA Level One in Coaching Football Certificate. For current youth section members interested in the opportunity, who do not currently possess a qualification, the club would be willing to make a contribution towards this if they are able to commit to assisting with the sessions for at least one season.

A full description of the role is available here.

The club originally introduced free skills sessions in September 2012 after the club had its Football Legacy Fund (FLF) application accepted by the FA National Youth Council.

And in 2018 the community football sessions received the prestigious Wiltshire FA Community Project of the Year in the inaugural FA and McDonald's Grassroots Football Award.

Those interested are invited to contact Mark Ellis or Mari Green.

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