The FA's Pete Sturgess delivers a session

Teaching Games for Understanding Conference 2020

27.07.20 at 12:00 AM
University of Worcester. Duration: One day.
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The FA has partnered with the University of Worcester for a unique learning opportunity at this year's Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU) conference.

For the first time, this world-leading event will feature a day focused on how TGfU and other game-based approaches might be creatively and innovatively integrated into the delivery of grassroots football.

On the day, key members of The FA grassroots team - including Pete Sturgess, Les Howie, Graeme Carrick, Claire Daniels, Jack Walton and Sally Needham - will deliver a series of workshops showing how game-based approaches sit alongside the England DNA and within grassroots coach education.

As well as a range of the theory-based and practical sessions, there'll be opportunities for networking and to quiz FA staff.

It's set to be a brilliant day to enhance your understanding and application of TGfU and game-based approaches. Plus, if you attend you'll receive five CPD hours

Tickets for the event are on sale now and cost £40 for the day. 

For more information on the conference, including details on the other days you can attend, click here

Key Information

Enrolment Deadline:
12th June 2020

Contact Information:
Conference Help Desk

Butch fazal

Butch Fazal, Coach Inclusion & Diversity Manager

Butch is The FA's Coach Inclusion and Diversity Manager, responsible for initiatives and programmes supporting more female and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic coaches progress on their journeys. 


These include bursary initiatives, our Coach Development Group, and The FA Elite Coach Menteeship programme. 

Graeme carrick

Graeme Carrick

Graeme is The FA's Youth Development Phase (12-16) DNA project lead and FA Youth Coach Developer, responsible for supporting coaches in professional football club academies.

He moved up into the role from his time as The FA's Regional Coach Mentor for the North East & Yorkshire).

He has also held coaching roles as part of FA Skills, Team Northumbria and at Newcastle United's academy (U10's & U16's). He also coached U17's at Wallsend Boys Club.

Before coaching Graeme was a young professional footballer at West Ham United

pete sturgess

Pete Sturgess, Technical Lead DNA 5-11

Pete is a renowned expert within the field of foundation phase (5-11) player development. 

Within his role as Technical Lead 5-11, he works to ensure that the England DNA is developed in a way that gives Foundation Phase players a world-class experience of the game.

He works our skills coaches in both grassroots and professional football to provide a world class experience for foundation phase players.