After the success of year one, Worcestershire FA is proud to be launching the Lionesses Programme for a second year running. The Lionesses Programme, which will run throughout the 2019/20 season, is a ground-breaking opportunity for females looking to begin their journey in grassroots football.
The Lionesses Programme is for learners who do not currently hold any football qualifications and will run throughout the season for one evening per week, term-time only with and will start in September 2019. Learners who complete the course will gain qualifications in FA Level 1 Coaching (usually costing £230) and FA Mini- Soccer Refereeing. Learners are encouraged to be actively coaching and refereeing throughout the duration of the course and beyond, however, previous playing experience is not required.
There will also be workshops within the programme focusing on: Respect and Discipline, Managing Conflict, Coaching Youth Players, Coaching Goalkeepers, and Managing Difference.
Tori Fletcher, one of the 2018/19 participants in the Lionesses Programme said: “I have really enjoyed putting my Mini-Soccer Refereeing qualification into practice during Worcestershire FA’s Mini-Soccer Festivals, supporting the younger players in some of their first ever fixtures!”
Eve Pearson, another participant from 2018/19, added: “The programme has been fun and informative with a nice variation of classroom theory and outdoor practical-based learning in an environment which is relaxed but keeps us challenged. It is good to know we will be making a difference to local female football and have the opportunity to volunteer and work in something I love.’’
The programme will cost a total of only £100 including both qualifications and with kit provided for each learner.
The course will begin on the in early September and run throughout the season, up to the end of April.
To book a place on the Lionesses Programme visit:
For more information, email:
Or call: 01905 827137
(Please note - you must be 16 years of age or over to attend due to the minimum age requirements on some of the courses).