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Cardiff City Football Club are happy to announce the continuation of its Coaches Association, following the successful initiation of three separate workshops last season.

The Cardiff City Football Club Coaches Association is 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, or even young coaches who are looking to make the step onto the coaching ladder.

The first workshop of the 2014/15 season will take place on Tuesday 30th September 2014 with UEFA Pro License coach (and current Cardiff City Academy Assistant Manager) James Rowberry and a number of guests delivering speeches on the evening. The evening will be split equally between introductions to the specific theme and speeches at Cardiff City Stadium before moving to a practical session at the ‘The House of Sport’ facility.

Further workshops are currently scheduled to take place in January and April, each workshop focusing on a different aspect of football development.

Rowberry has been working alongside the Welsh Football Trust for a number of years in a coach mentoring capacity, and spoke of his excitement for the continuing Cardiff City Football Club Coaches Association. 

“The Coaches Association aim’s to help and support coaches in the local community,” James said. “Volunteer coaches work so hard to help their young players develop and we hope the Coaches Association can help make their roles a little easier by offering guidance and advice. 

“Last years events were something of which we are very proud and we hope to build upon this. We have designed the presentation and practical aspects of the upcoming Coaching Association sessions based on what the coaches have requested following the feedback provided. As an elite Academy, we are proud to play our role in helping other people working for the growth and betterment of the game in Wales.”

Details of our September workshop can be found below: 

Date: Tuesday 30th September 2014
Time: 6pm-8.30pm
Venue: Cardiff City Stadium (Cardiff City House of Sport for Practical Element)
Cost: Free (no sign up required)
Topic: How to get the best from your players?

The workshop will cover best practices on how to get the most from your players whether working in grassroots football or at an elite level. 

This fantastic learning opportunity is still completely free to all level coaches – For further information on these workshops please contact