About the programme
The Mentee Development Programme, in partnership with The Chelsea Foundation, provides a season-long placement for 10 aspirational, intentional coaches, aiming to accelerate their development and help them break into the professional game, with each coach receiving a bespoke and agile programme.
This initiative is aligned to our wider coach inclusion and diversity programme, which is aimed at addressing the stubborn inequalities for coaches from Black, Asian, and mixed heritage backgrounds to develop and thrive in the game.
This is an unpaid programme, however all incidental expenses will be covered over the season. Coaches will be expected to commit to approximately 20 days over the course of the programme.
In particular we welcome applications from Black, Asian and female candidates in order to help address the historically significant underrepresentation of coaches from these groups.