Joining Weston Point

Joining the Weston Point Family



If you have an existing team and you would be interested in joining Weston Point, please contact our Head of Development. Teams that are looking to join the club will be invited to meet members of the committee, to discuss our Club and Playing Philosophy and all parties expectations.



We are always looking to establish new teams at Weston Point, with new U6-U7 teams being formed over the spring and summer months. If your son or daughter would like to join Weston Point Juniors, or if you’re a parent that may also be interested in coaching your child’s team, please contact our Head of Development.



Being a football coach is an extremely rewarding thing to do. Teaching children how to improve their sporting abilities while having fun, offers the coach a great deal of personal satisfaction.  However, there are certain courses and checks required by the club and the FA for anybody who is thinking of volunteering or being involved in regulated activity.

Your Welfare Officer will help you through each process and keep a record of qualifications of each manager/coach/volunteer involved in kids football to ensure all qualifications required are kept up to date. You may receive an email from the FA when any of your coaching requirements are due for renewal, but you’ll also receive an email from your Welfare Officer as a gentle reminder.

How to become a Coach

Before anything, you will need to be able to pass a DBS check. Once that’s complete we will help set you on your path to becoming a junior coach at the club. The FA Level 1 in Coaching Football course, leading to the achievement of the 1st4sport Level 1 Award in Coaching Football qualification, is the first stepping-stone on the core coaching pathway. We consider the FA Level 1 certification to be an essential part of your coaching career. If you don’t already have the FA Level 1 certificate, we will aid you in any way we can, to help you achieve it as quickly as possible. The course will provide you with an introduction to coaching the game and working with players from under 7 to open age.

To become a Weston Point coach the basic requirements are:

  • DBS Disclosure and Barring Service – (formerly the CRB check) required every 3 years
  • FA’s 1st4sport Level 1 Coaching course (Includes FA Safeguarding & FA 1st Aid modules) – One off course
  • FA Safeguarding Children Course – Requires completion, then updating every 3 years
  • FA First Aid Certificate – Requires completion, then updating every 3 years

Coach Development

The club commits to financially supporting all coaches by paying in full for their FA 1st4sport Level 1 coaching badge. In return, volunteer coaches commit to running and developing their own team.

If you are an existing Weston Point coach and you need to book onto your FA 1st4sport Level 1 or update your FA Safeguarding and/or FA 1st Aid certificates please contact the Club Development Officer.