More than 250 coaches and delegates from across the country gathered at St George’s Park to celebrate Black History Month.
More than 200 coaches gathered at St. George’s Park to celebrate the female role models who are driving participation in the grassroots game.
Seven female coaches from across the game are involved in the 2023-24 England Elite Coach Programme.
The ceremonies, held at the National Football Museum and Wembley Stadium, marked the end of the formal learning journey for both courses.
The mentees visited the Bayern Munich Academy to observe training sessions and matches as well as attending workshops.
"I was apprehensive to begin with and found the course quite challenging at the time. But I’m so happy I did it."
“People come from different backgrounds, that’s the country we live in. I think that makes it a better place."
“EE Playmaker was a foot in the door towards a career in coaching."
The graduation evening, hosted at St. George's Park, officially marked the conclusion of this year's programme.
We can confirm changes that come into effect from July 2022.
“Without the EE Playmaker course, I wouldn’t be a coach.”
This programme provides former international players with bespoke support to aid their transition into coaching.
“I was the one standing on that sideline, and I’ve taken the jump. I really enjoy it.”
“We’ve got diversity, but we need to make sure everyone is included and feels like they belong."
“EE Playmaker has made me more confident. It’s made me a completely different person.”