FA Youth Award Module 2

Coaching Support

supporting you every step of the way

Football is for everyone.

Here at Westmorland County FA we work hard to support our coaches in grassroots football
ensure everyone who participates has a great experience – regardless of gender, sexuality, 
ethnicity, ability or disability, faith or age.
In this section you'll find information about support initiatives and training opportunities to help 
you improve as a coach, be safe in your coaching and the environments you create, and 
access on-the-ground support when you need it.


Walter the wolf

Walter is the new mascot of the Westmorland county fA!

Walter the Wolf is loyal and sociable and always looks after his teammates. He is very fit and active and is inclusive of all of his team. He always wears his rainbow laces and just loves football just like all of our youth players in the County!

Walter the Wolf was designed by Isabella Chelton

support & guidance

Safeguarding and Welfare


Everyone in football has a responsibility to make our game safe and enjoyable.

This is particularly true for coaches. A coach is in a privileged position. The nature of the role means he/she can have significant influence over children and young people and develop relationships of trust with children and their parents/carers. It’s therefore important that coaches understand their safeguarding responsibilities.

Find out how The FA and the Westmorland County FA manages safeguarding nationally and locally. You’ll also find detailed information on the game’s safeguarding strategy, and how it applies to you.



FA Coach Mentor Programme

Offering on-the-ground support
Safeguarding Children

Local Safeguarding Support