All our main group coaches are FA qualified and CRB checked but our assistant coaches often do not hold FA qualifications or CRB checks as they may be under 16 and have to be above this age in order to attain these cerrtificates. We strongly believe in encouraging and supporting local young coaches in to gaining experience alongside older qualified coaches and this apprentichip is vital for the running of the academys future development and such an important stage in their learning to be a great coach. At no point will unqualified coaches, within this scheme, coach a group by themselves. As soon as they become old enough to take the relevant courses & police checks, we enrol them as soon as possible.

We are currently working in partnership with many different colleges and Universities to find and give opportunities to students looking to get involved in sports coaching. Kingston College St Mary's Uni