The Club

Coaches Corner

Our FA Affiliation Number for the 2018/19 Season is U-B&B 2313.  We get a new affiliation number each year; usually by the end of August.

Coaches need to ensure their qualifications and DBS clearance are current.  Unfortunately First Aid qualifications from elsewhere (e.g. work or other sports) are not valid according to the FA rules. All the qualifications listed below must be renewed every three years; you can check when you were last awarded each qualification in the "My Account" page of the FA's Wholegame system here.

  • For DBS renewals please contact Neil Coupe
  • Your "Safeguarding Children" qualification can be renewed online; download the instructions here.
  • First Aid (also known as Emergency Aid) must be renewed by booking and attending a course.  Courses are run by the County FAs and you can find the schedule for Berks & Bucks here and Hampshire (some courses are run in Odiham which is about 30 minutes drive from Wokingham) here or here. You will need your Wholegame FAN and password to book.  The club will reimburse your course fees if you submit an expense claim.

You can use the same links to explore options for the FA Level 1 / 2 coaching qualifications if you don't already have them.  First Aid courses tend to be booked up 2-3 months in advance so it's advisable not to wait until your qualification expires.  (The League will often arrange courses for the first Saturday of February half term but these tend to be announced with very little notice and fill up incredibly fast.)

It normally takes a couple of weeks after renewal for the new qualification dates to show in Wholegame.

If any of the links here don't work please ask the Club Secretary to fix them - thanks!