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Are you interested in joining the millions of volunteers, coaches, medics, administrators and so many more who are growing the grassroots game, but have no idea how or where to start? You're in the right place!

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Where to start?

FAI is committed to supporting anyone who wants to help deliver football. We're here to provide support, guidance and advice to help you learn how the game works and find a role that is perfect for you.

Get started in grassroots football

Are you interested in joining the millions of volunteers, coaches, medics, administrators and so many more who are growing the grassroots game, but have no idea how or where to start? You're in the right place!

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Looking to get involved, but not sure how or where to start?

Becoming a coach or a football volunteer doesn't mean you need to have played the game before or be an expert to make a difference.

There are so many roles that clubs need support with, from coaches to help players improve to first aiders to provide medical care if needed and safeguarding officers to maintain a positive football environment for everyone.

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Coaching courses

Enhance your coaching knowledge with our FAI Coaching Courses. Our pathway provides current and new coaches with the tools to educate in the game and covers everything from Player Development Plans, Safeguarding and Small Sided Games.

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Keep up-to-date with the latest coaching sessions, content and areas you can improve as a coach.

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Your questions answered

The first step would be for you to complete Garda Vetting and the Child Welfare Safeguarding 1 course. Once this is completed, you will then be able to enter the Coach Education pathway.

 

The first step would be for you to complete Garda Vetting and the Child Welfare Safeguarding 1 course. Once this is completed, you will then be able to enter the Coach Education pathway. 

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