Berks and Bucks FA Supporting Disability Talent Pathway
Berks & Bucks FA are proud to be supporting the FA’s Emerging Talent Programme for Disability, hosting the programme for the South of England at Slough Town FC. The first was held on Wednesday 21st February and had 40 of the brightest talent currently accessing the Disability Football Performance Pathway. The programme is for 7-16 year olds and provides bespoke support from FA coaches to ensure that potential is maximised and the opportunity to develop is extended beyond the capacity of the Regional Talent Hubs and grass roots clubs.
CPD Workshop Announced
Berks & Bucks FA is pleased to announce that on Wednesday 4th April, at the second event, we will be hosting a Disability Talent CPD Workshop at Slough Town Football Club. The event will be held in conjunction with The FA’s Emerging Talent Camp and will give local coaches the opportunity to gain insight into the Disability Football Performance Pathway.
The FA Emerging Talent Programme has been implemented to support the identification of younger players and the effective transition of older players from Regional Talent Hubs to England Development Squads. This particular programme will be working with players with Cerebral Palsy, Visual Impairments, Hearing Impairments and Deaf players.
Coaches who access this CPD workshop will have the chance to observe the afternoon coaching sessions for these elite youth players which also includes strength and conditioning sessions and GK specific sessions by Regional and National FA Staff. The CPD will conclude with a workshop with FA Regional Talent Leads, Will Perkins & Gary Knight, centred on Talent in Disability Football, and the Disability Talent Programme and Pathway.
Disability Talent CPD Workshop
Day – Wednesday 4th April 2018
Location – Slough Town Football Club, Arbour Park, Stoke Rd, Slough SL2 5AY
CPD Schedule** – 2pm. arrival
2pm.-4pm. – Observation of FA Emerging Talent Programme Coaching Sessions
4pm.-6pm. – Regional FA Talent Workshop
**These times are approximate and will be confirmed nearer the time once registration is complete**
Registration for this CPD Workshop is now open. To register please click HERE and fill out the short registration form. You will be contacted with further details on the CPD workshop one week prior to the event.
If you have any further questions on this programme, please contact Disability Football Development Officer Jonathan Coles by email: Jonathan.Coles@Berks-BucksFA.com or call 01235 558451 or Chris Cole by email: Chris.Cole@Berks-BucksFA.com or call 01235 558456.