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About the Programme

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The FA Skills is a unique football coaching programme that gives 5-11s of all abilities the opportunity to get active, learn new football skills and enjoy the game.  We provide after-school football coaching, holiday football coaching and we also work within primary schools providing specialist football coaching.  Find out more about The FA Skills and how you can get involved.
 
After school Skills Centres are weekly football coaching courses for children who want to improve their football skills outside of school. We welcome boys and girls of all abilities to our Skills Centres, where they can learn new football skills and develop at their own pace.  Find out more about our after school football coaching for children.
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The FA Skills offers football coaching sessions during the school holidays at Skills Centres throughout England. Our holiday football coaching sessions are a great way for children to try the programme for the first time and they cater for girls and boys of all abilities. Find out more about our holiday football coaching and how you can sign up.
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The FA aims to give all 5-11 year old children in England the opportunity to enjoy football and to become the best football players they can be through The FA Skills programme.  Find out more about how The FA is developing young football players and football coaches of the future through The FA Skills programme.
Lidl
 

At Lidl, we believe everyone should be able to lead an active and healthy lifestyle. That's why we keep our low prices on fresh fruit and veg, and also why we're proud to be a lead partner of the FA Skills programme.

Together, with The FA, we will be creating 1.2 million opportunities for children to get involved. One of the ways we are doing this is through our Lidl Football Zones - a fun and interactive FA Skills taster, giving families the chance to get involved and talk to FA Coaches.

If you want to find out more about the Lidl Football Zones, please visit

Sport England
 
Part of the funding to run The FA Skills programme is provided by Sport England. Sport England invest funding in projects that grow and sustain participation in grassroots sport and through The FA Skills are helping to develop the future of football in England.  Find out more about Sport England and The FA Skills.