Calling Welsh football coaches - conferences open for booking

Football coaches across Wales can now book their place on the 2017 FAW Grassroots Coaching Conference.

Wherever you live in Wales there’s a conference for you, with six events taking place across the country - one in each area association - between 12 March and 7 May.

The six-hour conference, which counts towards your CPD hours to support re-validation of Level 1 and Level 2 awards, will focus on ‘The Welsh Way – Developing an identity within youth football’.

It will provide coaches with an insight into the development of the game in Wales and a platform to discuss and understand the steps in place to support the next generation of players across the country.

Coaches will also have the opportunity to attain further information and practical examples via a guest speaker.

Places can be booked at one of the following conferences right now at

North Wales Coast FA: Bangor University, 12 March 2017

Gwent County FA: Dragon Park, 19 March 2017

Central Wales FA: Newtown FC, 26 March 2017

South Wales FA: University of South Wales, 9 April 2017

North East Wales FA: Glyndwr University, 30 April 2017

West Wales FA: Coleg Sir Gar, 7 May 2017

National Coaches Conference 2017

Grassroots coaches in Wales can now also book their place on the 2017 FAW National Coaches Conference.

Over the weekend of Friday 26 - Sunday 28 May, coaches from across Wales will rub shoulders with some of the biggest names in the game to discuss the future of coaching in the nation.

Please note the conference, which is a revalidation course for UEFA Pro, A and B Licences, will focus of the elite end of the game. However, it is open to all coaches who wish to attend and it will feature keynote speakers and coaches from the grassroots game as well as women's and girls' football.

Last year the likes of Thierry Henry, Marcel Desailly, Freddie Ljungberg, Craig Bellamy, Tim Sherwood, Ian Rush and Chris Coleman could all be found at the conference.

This year promises to be no different, with similarly high profile names joined by coaches from up and down the Welsh football pyramid - and you can be there too.

The conference, which costs £325, will be held in Newport and split between Dragon Park, the National Football Development Centre and the Celtic Manor Resort.

To find out more visit the FAW Trust website, or to book a place visit

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