SMP have run stand-alone, in-house F.A Level-1 & -2 coaching courses for local young people since 2006.

In partnership with the London F.A, we have produced over 200 qualified local coaches at Level-1, Level-2 and UEFA B Licence.

An FA Charter Standard club celebrating its tenth anniversary, the project has progressed from modest beginnings to achieve the coveted title of ‘London Football Association Charter Standard Club of the Year 2014.

David Kiobel

Lambeth Council Sports & Recreation Service
They love football, that sense of community. And St. Matthew’s has got that special part of the community…the coaches, the project manager’s role – it’s central to the success of the project.

PC Adam Barr

Safer Schools Police Officer
I just wanted to say a big thank you for all the help and support you have given to us girls at St. Matthew’s and especially to me as an individual in my development. I honestly don’t know where I would be without SMP.

Aramide, aged 18.

Former participant, volunteer and coach.

Four coaches have gained a bursary through us to take the UEFA B course, two of whom passed.

Participants wishing to enrol on a football coaching course must be aged 16+ and commit to a minimum of 20 hours volunteering with the Project. Due to the new structure of the F.A Level-2 course, we will only be offering a limited number of places on it. The course will no longer be held in-house but all assessments will be made at SMFC training sessions and matches.