Coaching Accreditation Scheme

Birmingham FA has launched a voluntary accreditation scheme for Coaching Organisations working within our County boundary. By working in partnership with coaching providers within the County, this will ensure that appropriate, fun and safe football sessions are available for participants.

Our accredited coaching providers strive to offer the same service that we aim to deliver as the County FA: ‘Football for All’. This is adhered to by the acceptance of a series of minimum criteria that each coaching organisation must abide by. In return, we offer appropriate support such as marketing and promotion, assistance from Birmingham FA staff and importantly, sustainable exit routes for participants as well as volunteer opportunities through our Football Futures Pathway.

The accreditation marks allow parents to know that their child is in an environment that meets BCFA recommended standards. This allows them to have the peace of mind that their child is in a safe learning environment.

Gold Level Organisations

Aston Villa Foundation 

The Aston Villa Foundation is the club’s official charity and the banner under which community work and social responsibility activities are undertaken.

The Aston Villa Foundation is a youth focused charity and our mission is to use the power of the club crest to address issues of importance and be a force for positive change for citizens of Birmingham and beyond.


Corinne Mitchell -

Soccer Coaching 2000

Soccer Coaching 2000 is a sports coaching company for children, established in 1999. Our 23 well-qualified coaches, for whom coaching is a career, are DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checked, experienced in working with children and full-time employed by our company. In order to guarantee exceptional reliability two of our coaches are employed to act as cover coaches. All coaching is overseen by our Director of Coaching, Wayne Clark who has over 20 years’ experience in coaching children and developing coaches.

Dan Smith -  

The Albion Foundation

The Albion Foundation works in partnership with West Bromwich Albion Football Club, using the medium of football and the kudos of the football club to provide sporting and educational opportunities to the most disadvantaged members of our local community.


Sam Whitmore -

Wolves Community Trust

Wolves Community Trust is the registered charity of Wolverhampton Wanderers FC. The charity supports the local community through delivering projects relevant to sport, health, education, inclusion and community donations. More than 60 dedicated staff and volunteers work hard to address health, inequalities, educational needs, employability, reduce antisocial behaviour and much more.

Annually WCT reach 25,000 local residents through projects spanning all age, gender, socio-economic and ethnicity demographics working with a range of local and national partners to tackle key local issues.


Laura Nicholls -

Silver Level Organisation

Girlz Soccer Rockz

Fun and friendly football coaching for girls aged 4 to 12 years of age. All of our coaches are FA Qualified and DBS checked to ensure children learn the FUNdamentals of football in a secure environment. 


Rheo Donnelly -

Bronze Level Organisation


If you would like more information on the requirements for the Birmingham FA Accreditation Scheme, you can download the document below.

Birmingham FA Accreditation Scheme

If you require more information and would like to apply for BCFA Organisation Accreditation Scheme please contact Football Development Officer Luke Bowles: or 0121 357 4278

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