Arsenal in the Community

Coach Development Programme

Arsenal in the Community Coach Development Programme

The Arsenal in the Community Coach Development Programme offers an exciting opportunity to get involved in community football coaching with Arsenal Football Club, both in London and overseas.  

The programme runs from September to July each year.

Based in London, at The Arsenal Hub, our coaches undertake a comprehensive programme of coach education from our team of experienced coaches and industry experts, and gain experience by leading and supporting sessions across our range of Arsenal in the Community projects. Coaching qualifications such as the Introduction to Coaching Football (FA Level 1), First Aid and Safeguarding courses. Coaches who already hold the FA Level 1 are still strongly encouraged to apply.

Local community placements include primary schools, social inclusion/estate sessions, and accessibility groups, as well as six three-month placements at Arsenal’s Pre-Academy and opportunities at the Girls’ Academy in Hertfordshire.

Upon completion of the initial stages of delivery, coaches may be offered the opportunity to travel abroad to support our work around the world. Placements in 2023 included supporting The Arsenal Foundation’s Coaching for Life programme in Za’atari Refugee Camp in Jordan, and multiple summer placements in the USA. Our coaches also have the choice to remain in London if they do not wish to travel abroad. Either way our coaches will undertake a bespoke work programme that allows them to continue their development and supports them towards achieving their next step beyond the programme.  

The Coach Development Programme is built on inclusivity and is open to anyone aged 18 or above. No coaching or playing experience is required. All you need is the ambition to improve your coaching skills, a willingness to be a role model, the mindset to keep learning and the determination to see the year through.

We want to use this selection process to broaden the range of experience and perspectives represented at Arsenal in the Community and ensure that we continue to be led by a commitment to inclusion.

For more details about the programme please download our Candidate Information Pack below.

For more information email Drew Tyler at

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