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Coaching for kids - help please!


First XI
May 14, 2009
Shrimpers I need your help!

I am currently doing my FA coaching badges and will soon be seeking football volunteering opportunities with children up to the age of ten or eleven (I have plucked this figure from the air so I am open to suggestions!).

I am 24 years old and my relatively short employment history since graduation is in adult and child safeguarding (strategic multi agency arm - not local authority). I have two requests, which is why I need your help:

1. Do any of you work/volunteer with clubs in the local area where there may be volunteering opportunities up for grabs? I would be willing to cover the cost of CRB checking where necessary.

2. ...and the slightly more fun request! My longer term goal is to run my own football coaching company. Initially it would be as a hobby alongside my current, fairly flexible working arrangements - with a view to developing it into something more formal eventually. What I need is a name for the company! Ideally I would like to operate in the Hadleigh/Leigh/Benfleet/Rayleigh area and any suggestions/advice/criticism are all very welcome. My degree is in business and I hold a marketing role with the safeguarding boards in Essex, so I'd like to think my strengths will lie in business development and community engagement - but if I don't try, I'll never know.

If you've read this far - thank you! :smiles:

Any help would be gratefully received.