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Academy Coach

Fulham Football Club is committed to delivering an equitable, diverse, and inclusive environment. We recognise that a diverse and Inclusive workforce is crucial in creating a positive and supportive environment for all. The club maintains a deep-rooted commitment to fostering an equitable, diverse, and inclusive environment. We understand that diversity and inclusion are not only important values but also essential for the success and growth of our organisation.

In partnership with the Premier League, Fulham Football Club aim to improve the diversity of football coaches in the professional game to make this area more representative of society and our playing population. As part of our commitment to enhancing diversity, we are proud to be able to support the Coach Inclusion and Diversity Scheme, providing a high-quality fixed-term employment opportunity to one individual from underrepresented groups within the football industry.

This new role will be multi-faceted with core coaching responsibilities across either, or both, of the Foundation (U9-U12) and Youth Development (U13-U16) Phases.

Core coaching responsibilities include:

  • Establishing and continually refining a Seasonal Plan for the age group.

  • Designing a programme capable of supporting individualised player development.

  • Contributing to, and where necessary leading, the weekly MDT meeting, establishing plans for training and games.

  • Contributing to on-going reviewing processes, including the use of video, match reports, individual player reviews, and other individualised reflection tools that support learning and development.

  • Sustaining frequent, consistent and supportive communication with all players and their families.

  • Providing written and verbal feedback to trial players.

  • Understand statistical reports and synthesise the information to inform training or game approaches in support of team and player performance.

Across the 23-month period there will be opportunities to gain experience and insight across various Academy sub-departments, such as Talent Identification & Recruitment, Analysis, Education, Sports Science and Player Care.

The intention is to support the development of the successful individual through a suitably challenging set of responsibilities and experiences, enabling the individual to have the maximum impact on the Academy and its mission.