FA Tesco Skills Programme

The FA and Tesco launched a far-reaching programme aimed at giving youngsters up and down the country the opportunity to get active and have fun while improving their football skills. The three-year programme, co-ordinated by The FA and funded by Tesco and the National Sports Foundation, aims to give one million children in England top-quality skills coaching by summer 2010 and Lancashire FA is one of twelve pilot counties in the programme.

A total of 66 specialist skills coaches across the country are focused on raising technical standards at the 5-11 age groups, when ball skills are ingrained.

Lancashire F.A. has currently had six full time Skills coaches.

The skills coaches put on sessions in schools and clubs, as well as after-school and holiday skills centers, so that youngsters can be inspired to get active and maximize their ability, whatever their level.

For further details on the program visit www.thefa.com/Skills or contact Claire.Daniels@thefa.com