Coaching bursaries available

PUBLISHED: 11:15 31 May 2013

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

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

Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO c/o 27 Plaiters Way, Braintree, Essex, CM7 3LR - Editorial Use ONLY - FA Premier League and Football League images are subject to DataCo Licencing restrictions

Latest news from the Essex FA

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.

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.

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)

If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Barking and Dagenham Post. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the Barking and Dagenham Post