Coaching bursaries available

Money is available to grassroots coaches for course fees (Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Money is available to grassroots coaches for course fees (Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO) - Credit: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO

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Up to 600 football coaches will receive bursaries towards their course fees after the FA and the Essex FA pledged a combined £30,000, marking the release of a brand new range of dates and venues for local courses.

Demand is expected to be high for the much-anticipated schedule which is usually published every six months at

The Essex FA have been granted just under £20,000 by the FA to put towards coach education and the Association have added their own pledge, bringing the total up to £30,000.

Anyone over the age of 19 can apply for a bursary worth £50 towards Level 1 or 2 courses of the Youth Award Modules 1 and 2, which can be claimed during the online booking process.

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With the Level 2 course, candidates will be awarded a £50 refund upon successful completion.

There is no deadline for applications - the scheme will finish when the money runs out.

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For the full course range, visit and click on ‘Coaches/Book Courses’.

Alternatively, contact Maryanne Dennis via (01245) 393070 or, or Sue Hammond on (01245) 393072 or

A PDF guide is also available online.

To claim your bursary, follow these three simple steps:

o select your coaching course

o visit and click on ‘Coaches/Book Courses’ to book online

o enter the voucher code ‘essex50’ when prompted (your bursary value will appear on the final screen before confirmation)

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