18 Local Coaches Complete the New FA C-Licence

Feb 2022 C-Licence


MWFA would like to congratulate 18 local coaches for completing an intense 7 days of Coach Development on the recent FA C-Licence held at Cromer Park. It was a big challenge for everyone, but also a lot of fun with a lot of learning taking place, which they will now be able to pass on to their players and also other coaches.

The course was presented by MWFA Coach Development Manager Eugene Lawrenz and Manly United U20 Coach Nick Robb. There was a good spread of participants from the 17 clubs on the Northern Beaches, including 2021 Female Scholarship winners Emily Wood and Izzy Keech, as well as 7 coaches from the 2020 and 2021 Future Coaches Program. The group also work with a wide variety of age groups, levels and a good mix of both male and female players.

Football has come a long way since I first started playing and coaching, however there is still a significant way to go, especially in trying to engage more females into coaching roles within the sport. Undertaking this C-Licence course can be the first step towards making this happen. The course is relevant to the current time and expanded my knowledge in a number of areas that I hadn’t even considered as a coach. The course leaders and additional coaches challenged my way of thinking, but in a safe and positive environment where feedback and constructive criticism was welcomed. I thoroughly enjoyed the course and am excited to be a part of this next generation of quality female coaches.

  • Emily Wood (Seaforth)

As a young female coach, I found the C-Licence course provided me with relevant and helpful information and tips to further develop me as a coach. The learning environment was incredible, and the interaction I had with the group encouraged us to share our own ways of coaching as well as getting to know each others coaching experiences. I felt intimidated going into a male dominant group, but after the first couple hours on day 1 I felt validated and respected and ended up meeting a mix of great coaches! I encourage more female coaches to consider this course, it’s well worth it.

  • Izzy Keech (Dee Why)


MWFA would like to wish all of these coaches the best with their coaching moving forward, and commend them for their commitment to the never ending process of learning and personal development.

MWFA will look to host more FA/AFC C-Licence coaching courses later this year in the post season period and into the future.

In the meantime, all interested coaches are strongly encouraged to undertake official FA community coaching courses in the first instance. See here for more information: https://www.mwfa.com.au/coaching-courses/



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