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Meet the Skills Coaches

  • Stephen Maker1

    Stephen Maker

    Bedfordshire, Berks and Bucks

    Steve is the Team Leader of the Bedfordshire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire teams. Before joining The FA Lidl Skills Programme, he worked in professional football and has experience..

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  • MitchelWoodward

    Mitchel Woodward

    Berks and Bucks

    Mitchel is an FA Lidl Skills coach with the Berks and Bucks team.

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  • Mark Rivers1

    Mark Rivers

    Berks and Bucks

    Mark has been involved in grassroots coaching for almost 20 years, working with the community programmes at clubs including Reading and Plymouth Argyle before joining The FA Lidl ..

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About the Skills Coaches

The FA Lidl Skills Programme employs over 100 full time coaches across 44 counties. All of our coaches have taken The FA Youth Award and are specialists in coaching children aged 5-11.  The FA takes the welfare of children very seriously, all FA Lidl Skills coaches are enhanced CRB checked.  Above all, they are chosen for their ability to inspire young players to improve and to love the game.

Find out more about The FA Youth Award here.


Book a Skills Session Now

Our FA Lidl Skills coaches are even more impressive in person. Booking your son or daughter onto one of our courses is easy – just search for your nearest session by entering your postcode below.