Are you deaf and want to become a football coach? Now could be your chance!
Peterborough United’s deaf football teams working with Northamptonshire FA and UK Deaf Sport are launching an FA Coaching Level 1 course in BSL which will enable up to 24 football coaches who use sign language to get qualified and begin their coaching careers.
Its open to both men and women over 16 years old.
As well as being in sign language, its also £50 cheaper than standard FA coaching level 1 courses with Posh Deaf and UK deaf sport funding the communication and cutting the cost.
The course takes places over 6 dates in Peterborough during March (see below). The tutor will be working alongside a fluent BSL level 6 sign language user who has years of experience in football.
Andy Palmer, Peterborough United’s deaf football project coordinator said:
“The future of deaf football depends on having deaf-aware coaches and coaches that can use sign language. There just isn’t enough of them.
“Using Lottery funding we’re able to work with Northamptonshire FA and UK Deaf Sport to not only fund the sign language element of this course but contribute towards the cost too so we get as many people qualified as possible and find the coaches of future deaf football teams.”
Clive Breedon, UK Deaf Sport, National Participation Officer said:
“It’s great to see partnership working with Northamptonshire FA and Peterborough United’s Deaf Football teams to create the opportunities for people who are deaf start their coaching journey.
“Not enough people who are deaf becoming coaches therefore UK Deaf Sport have also provided a coach bursary to help stimulate interest.”
Dates of the course:
Thursday 3rd March 6:30-8:30pm
Tuesday 8th March 6:30-8:30pm
Thursday 10th March 6:30-8:30pm
Saturday 19th March 9-5pm
Sunday 20th March 9-5pm
Saturday 26th March 9-5pm