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NPL lead the way with UEFA B course

By James Gordon

A UEFA B coaching course scheme by the Northern Premier League in partnership with West Riding County FA has been hailed as a great success.

More than 20 coaches took part in the delivery of the course, over a 12 month period, working towards a coaching qualification.

The Northern Premier League was keen to do something to raise the standard of coaches, and in partnership with West Riding County FA, the scheme was created, backed by the NPL board and has proved very encouraging for future development.

NPL General Manager, Angie Firth, said: "We are all very pleased to have been able to deliver the first stand-alone UEFA B Coaching Course undertaken by any League at our level.

"The assistance of Steve Dorey at WRCFA and Mark Ogley our own Coach Development Officer got the bursary led scheme off the ground and it has been deemed a great success. The learners loved every minute!"

In backing the scheme, the NPL board saw the long-term benefit in increasing standards of coaches, leading to better players and a better match day experience by increasing the quality of football on a match day.

Click here to watch a video from the final day of the course, including interviews with NPL General Manager Angie Firth and Coach Development Officer Mark Ogley

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