Become a football coach

Spennymoor Town Youth FC is looking for aspiring coaches to join its NEW COACHES ACADEMY.

The new initiative is aimed at developing excellent young coaches, through bespoke CPD opportunities and in-situ support with our young players.

The voluntary opportunity is a great chance for an aspiring coach to attain nationally-recognised qualifications that are not only great for a career in sport, but also transferrable to leadership and teaching careers.

Andy Lowe, Academy Manager, has created the opportunities to further improve access to footballing and sporting careers for young people in Spennymoor and the surrounding areas.

He said: “We’re thrilled to have launched the new Coaching Academy and I look forward to welcoming new coaches into the club.  Places will be limited and interest is expected to be high.

“You don’t need to have any prior coaching qualifications to apply.  The role is perfect for male or female applicants who are currently at college or sixth form; are sports undergraduates or graduates; or are apprentices. 

“It’s essential to have a commitment to personal development and a desire to coach young people.

Andy Lowe, Academy Manager at Spennymoor Town Youth FC

“The role will involve commitment to two to three hours of coaching per week and a match on a weekend.  All successful applicants will be supported by our Academy Head of Coaching and Coach Education specialists, who are leading figures in coach and player development.”

Successful applicants will be supported through FA Level 1, FA Level 2, Safeguarding and First Aid qualifications.  All chosen applicants will also undertake DBS safeguarding checks before enrolment to the programme.


Please send your name; contact number; reasons for applying & a statement on what you consider the most important characteristics of a youth football coach to be to:
[email protected]

Successful applicants will be invited to an insight day to share the programme aims and objectives.