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City launch Coaches Association to support budding coaches

Cardiff City Football Club are happy to announce the launch of its new Coaches Association aimed at supporting football coaches at all levels of the coaching pyramid.

The initiative is open to all, male and female qualified coaches of all levels and interested parents who want to know more or help out with their son or daughters team youth football teams.

The opening workshop will take place on Tuesday 29th October 2013 with former head of Elite Coaching at the FA (and current Cardiff City Academy Manager) Richard Bate and a number of guests delivering speeches on the evening. The evening will be split equally between introductions to the Association and speeches at Cardiff City Stadium before moving to a practical session at the esteemed ‘The House of Sport’ facility.

Bate has given his full support to the initiative which is currently being led by Cardiff City under-18 coach David Gough. Gough, a former level three educator with the Welsh Football Trust, spoke of his excitement for the prospective Cardiff City Football Club Coaches Association.

“This is a great opportunity for all coaches to connect with the football club and for us to offer something back to the football community at all levels.” Gough added. “Whether you are involved in a high performance club with the aim of winning three points on a Saturday or you’re coaching and watching the grassroots game throughout Wales.

“The new association will provide coaches with the support and inspiration you need – There is currently nothing like this initiative available and we are proud to play our role in helping all people working for the growth and betterment the game in Wales in this way.”

This fantastic learning opportunity is completely free to all level coaches – For further information on these workshops please contact david.gough@cardiffcityfc.co.uk