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The Coaching Manual and The Women’s Football Magazine: Empowering the Female Game

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The Coaching Manual and The Women's Football Magazine are joining forces to support the growth of women's football in the UK and inspire the next generation of young players.

With a shared passion for growing participation in the female game, this partnership will equip coaches and players with the tools and resources they need to reach their potential, including a bespoke online player development course.

Helen Rowe-Willcocks, Editor of The Women's Football Magazine, said: "We are excited to be working together with The Coaching Manual to further develop women's football in the UK. Over the last four years The Women's Football Magazine has provided a new voice for women's football from grassroots to the home nations. We see this new collaboration as way of furthering our aims to inspire the next generation."

The partnership will also provide an opportunity for stories to be told by members of The Coaching Manual's global community, shining a light on inspirational pathways to success from female coaches and players.

Player Development Course

As part of this new partnership, The Women's Football Magazine are launching their very first Player Development Programme, powered by The Coaching Manual's sister app TopTekkers.

As well as improving their ability and technique with live sessions from UK Premier League academy coach Steven Crane, participants on the online course will be given exciting off-field workshop tasks to improve their nutrition knowledge, creativity, and have fun - all while boosting their confidence and presentation skills.

The course, aimed at players up to the age of 13, will begin on May 17 - if you would like to sign up your club, please see below for more information.

The Women's Football Magazine Awards

The Coaching Manual is also delighted to support The Women's Football Magazine Awards 2021, as the proud sponsor of both the Grassroots Coach of the Year and the Grassroots Player of the Year gongs. The winners of the awards will receive free access to The Coaching Manual and TopTekkers respectively.

Nominations for the awards are open until April 15, so head over to with your picks!

"We're seeing growth all the time"

The Coaching Manual founder Chris Barton said: "Our female user base is growing all the time, and it was also fantastic to see so many female coaches take part in some of our recent courses. We want to help support the growth of the women's game in the UK, from coach education to player support from a young age, with our industry-leading platform. Our aim is to equip schools and other organisations with the tools and resources they need to support aspiring coaches and players."

Through this relationship, The Coaching Manual are able to offer discounted club packages including access to their coach education platform, enrolment onto the online player development course, and season ticket access to The Women's Football Magazine. For more information about club packages or the online course, please contact The Coaching Manual's Relationship Manager Mike Cross by emailing [email protected]

About The Women's Football Magazine

Launched in April 2017, The Women's Football Magazine is a platform designed to give women's football, and all the players, supporters and fans, the voice they deserve. The mag is "a place where the beautiful game is covered from grassroots to the home nations for its ever increasing fan base".

About The Coaching Manual

The Coaching Manual is trusted by coaches, clubs, and organisations around the world from grassroots to elite level, including Southampton FC, Sheffield United, Rangers FC, the American Youth Soccer Organization, Chicago Fire, and more. The platform is also used by high-profile professional players in England training to be coaches through The Coaching Manual's partnership with the Professional Footballers' Association (PFA).

The wealth of broadcast-quality video content available on The Coaching Manual includes a series of masterclasses delivered by some of the most highly-respected coaches in the game, recorded in partnership with the League Managers Association.