During the last three weeks, Coerver® Coaching England & Wales staff have travelled up and down the country to deliver the first Module of coach education for the 2016/17 Partner Club programme.
The Coerver® Partner Club programme provides specialist support for football clubs at all levels of the game and covers four key areas which include’s Coach Education, Session Planning, Technical Coaching and Online Learning.
The programme launched during the 2011-12 season with Premier League™ club Stoke City FC who have been a Coerver® Partner Club for the last five seasons. Scottish giants Glasgow Rangers FC & Portuguese super club, SL Benfica have also joined the programme.
Following a three-year pilot with Alvis JFC in Coventry which aimed to adapt the Coerver® Partner Club programme for the grassroots market, five clubs have been granted Partner Club status for the 2016-17 & 2017-18 seasons in England & Wales.
This includes Alvis JFC in the West Midlands, Spartak Saffron Waldon Youth & PSG FC in Essex, Robin Hood Athletic JFC in West Yorkshire, Rugby Town JFC in Warwickshire and Littleover Dazzlers JFC in Derbyshire.
Also joining the programme this season are Welsh Premier League club gap Connah’s Quay Nomads FC who had a tremendous run in this season’s Europa League, progressing to the second qualifying round of the tournament where they were narrowly beaten by current Serbian league leaders, FK Vojvodina.
Coerver® England and Wales Director, Scott Wright, said “It was great to launch our 2016-17 Partner Club programme which we believe can have a huge impact on how the game is both taught and played in England & Wales. There are two versions of support that we provide, one for the professional environment and one for the grassroots environment which both have very specific needs”.
“With the first programme at Stoke City FC working so well, we thought that with some modifications we could have a similar impact with grassroots clubs which is why we instigated a three-year pilot programme with Alvis JFC in Coventry.”
“During the pilot programme, the support package was modified considerably through constant review and feedback between the club and ourselves and we now have a package that is specifically tailored to the needs and demands of the grassroots environment.”
“Over the coming years, we are aiming to create a Partner Club network that will bring like-minded clubs together, all teaching the game in the same way with a joined up approach.”
“The future looks very bright for those clubs that we have granted Coerver Partner club status to and we look forward to seeing our network grow across England and Wales as we progress.”
To view facebook albums from the 2016/17 Coerver® Partner Club launch:
http://tinyurl.com/jd3jhaq – Gap Connah’s Quay Nomads FC (North Wales)
http://tinyurl.com/zxl45fc – Spartak Saffron Walden FC (Essex)
http://tinyurl.com/h8m23j4 – Robin Hood Athletic FC (South Yorkshire)
http://tinyurl.com/gv77kga – Littleover Dazzlers FC (Derbyshire)
http://tinyurl.com/hyebxyv – Rugby Town JFC (Warwickshire)
http://tinyurl.com/hgwjuoy - Alvis JFC (West Midlands)
To view the Stoke City FC, Coerver® Partner Club video, click here: www.coerver.co.uk/partnerclub
For further information regarding the Coerver® Partner Club programme,