Sports Development Unit

Coaching & Officiating

Girls Football

Start Coaching or Officiating

Every sport needs coaches and officials, and every sport has its own recognised qualifications. If you are interested in coaching or officiating then first you need to identify the governing body for your chosen sport. 

  • For a comprehensive list of all recognised National governing bodies, please visit the Sport England website by clicking here.


From time to time funding can be available to help new coaches become qualified:

  • Sometimes clubs themselves will help fund a course in return for time spent coaching their members, please visit our club directory tab above for details of clubs we are aware of. 
  • The county sport partnership for Hampshire and the Isle of Wight also access funding for coaches visit their website by clicking here for more details. 
  • Locally the Isle of Wight sports foundation have a small coaching bursary fund available to member clubs, details can be found on their website by clicking here.

PE and School Sport CPD program

Each year we co-ordinate a program of continued personal development (CPD) courses aimed at school based staff, click here  to view the document (PDF, 266kb,14 pages) and get information on this years courses.