Learner Testimonials

Here you will find testimonials from learners that have attended a variety of courses with West Riding FA. If you have a testimonial you would like to add, please email courses@westridingfa.com

FA Level 1 in Coaching Football

Date:       November 2016

Venue:    Battyeford

Tutor:      Steve Dorey   

I just want to personally thank you for the course you are running... as much as I think I do a lot already with my Under 6's, you have taught me so much.  I have learnt a lot about myself over the last 2 weeks...

The course is class... I'm sure I'm not the only one to say... but your enthusiasm is very infectious and shows throughout the group...

I wish I had done my coaching badges when I was younger but that's life..! I will do what I can to the best of my ability with the kids I have...

Matt (Huddersfield YMCA)

FA Level 1 in Coaching Football

Date:       April 2017

Venue:    Battyeford

Tutor:      Ben Hardaker and James Riches   

I thought the course was beyond excellent - delivered by inspiring and knowledgeable people.

I left motivated and buzzing with ideas.

Great work ben and team!


FA Level 1 in Coaching Football

Date:       July 2017

Venue:    St. Mary's, Menston

Tutor:      Steve Dorey  


"Great course, great tutor. Will come back for CPD and level 2" Steve

"Laughed a lot, learnt a lot, thanks" Claire

"Really appreciated the work you did with us all. I'm looking forward to preseason now and putting into practice what you taught me" Craig

"Thoroughly enjoyed the course, humour really helped" John

"Appreciate the sessions , you made it worth the time and effort" Ben

"Just a massive thank you for all of your hard work and the abundance of knowledge in your delivery. It was truly an eye opener and I hope this will be the start of my journey in to coaching" Fraser

"Great course, learnt loads and have managed to put it in to practice. Kids love it" Matt

"Much prefer you with the beard, thanks again" Chris

"Thanks for the enthusiasm and enjoyment you provided in the course. The format was really engaging and enjoyable and has given me a lot of good ideas for my coaching going forward" Richard

"Fantastic we'll run course. Enjoyable and informative. Run in an enthusiastic manner and style that made it extremely enjoyable" Ian

"Very enthusiastic tutor who brings energy into every session. Next time I'm panicking on the pitch I have all your wisdom to look back on. Really helpful stuff, thanks" Richard

"Great course , well thought out and presented. Stages of course well structured - broken down and then built up to create a session. Made me look at training in a completely new way" John

FA Level 2 in Coaching Football (Block 1)

FA Level 2 in Coaching Football (Block 1)


FA Level 2 in Coaching Football (Block 2)

Date: March 2017

Venue: WRCFA

Tutors: Julie Chipchase and Steve Dorey

Just a quick thank you for the block 2 this week. I'm still buzzing from it. Brilliant 3 days and you brought it to life superbly.

Steve Rayner (Whinmoor Juniors)

FA Emergency Aid

During last autumn, I asked Diane Horne at West Riding FA to arrange a bespoke Emergency Aid course on behalf of approximately 10 coaches/managers at our club.

Diane was brilliant all the way through from my initial request to confirming the attendees/date. She kept updating me with information that she needed throughout.

The tutor on the course was very engaging and the 3 hours flew by as she provided clear, precise information; made time for questions; and created a very positive and interactive learning environment.

Thank you to all concerned in making this happened for our club. Well done!

Chris Gibson  (Secretary, Colton Juniors FC)

FA Emergency Aid

I just wanted to drop you a note to say I thought the First Aid training last night was brilliant. It was one of the best training sessions I have been involved with over the years. The delivery of the session by Kate was engaging, informative, meaningful, relevant and all round an excellent session.

Please pass on my thanks to Kate.

Thank you,

Paul (Coach)

FA Level Two in Coaching Football

Michelle Woolias, FA Mum Of The Year 2016

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