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Football Development Officer

Belper Leisure Centre is a charitbale company providing community leisure for the local area.

Belper Leisure Centre, DE56 0DA
Contact Name
Joy Tomlinson
Contact Telephone
01773 825285
Contact Email
Belper Leisure Centre

About Football Development Officer

To support the Belper Leisure Centre Football Development Plan

Principal Accountabilities / Responsibilities

Growth and Retention

  • Work with Partner Club and other clubs to develop programmes to sustain and grow the player / team base of mini soccer, youth, 11v11, disability and women & girls football
  • Analyse teams, leagues and participation data available, to increase capacity, fill gaps and identify potential growth areas in provision
  • Develop and support leagues in order to provide the most appropriate club competition structure locally
  • Support and build links between local authorities, Derbyshire County Community Trust, schools, colleges and FA Charter Standard Clubs
  • Assist junior clubs seeking FA Charter accreditation
  • Assist clubs with a range of training and support services
  • Provide an introduction to football in schools to develop intra / inter school football
  • Source additional investment that will support / compliment the objectives of the Centre's work towards the development of clubs and leagues
  • Support the development of casual football
  • Organise and operate on-site football coaching sessions
  • Organise and manage a range of football festivals/competitions aimed at all levels and abilities

Raising Standards and Improve Behaviour

  • Support clubs in achieving the FA Charter Standard award including support around the annual health check
  • Develop a network of high quality FA Charter Standard Clubs
  • Support the implementation and delivery of 'Respect'

Better Players

  • Support, resource and monitor the player pathway for male and female players and strengthen the pathway by investing in appropriate competition structures, clubs and coaches
  • Analyse and monitor existing coaching provision within clubs to support the development of a coach education programme that seeks to improve coaching locally

Running the Game

  • Support the development of the local plan and support the FA's National Game Strategy and the Derbyshire County FA's Strategy 2018 – 2021.


  • Support the development and delivery of a coach education programme and continued professional development in conjunction with the Derbyshire FA.
  • Develop and invest in young leaders and volunteers through the Football Futures Programme
  • Support the recruitment, retention and development of volunteers
  • Work with the Derbyshire FA Referees Development Officer to support the recruitment, retention and development of Referees


  • Comply with the National Football Facilities Strategy 2018 – 2021
  • Ensure the facilities are maintained to the correct standard
  • Work to provide a consistent service at the Centre

Marketing, PR and Communications

  • Support grassroots clubs to promote the game
  • Support the delivery of targeted FA Campaigns
  • Positively raise the profile of local football at the Centre
  • Utilise data and good practice examples to positively promote the game with / through partners and media outlets

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