Kent FA Launches Level 1 BAME Bursary with Kick It Out

New bursary launched to diversify our coaching workforce in Kent.

Kent FA is delighted to announce the launch of our new Kick It Out Level 1 in Coaching Football BAME Bursary.

The bursary aims to encourage, inspire and create more opportunities for coaches from minority groups to start their journey and become role models for the next generation of footballers within their respective communities.

Our new bursary is fully supported and partially-funded by Kick It Out, which significantly reduces the cost of the FA Level 1 in Coaching Football course for BAME candidates.

As a result, the bursary provides a £65 discount on the cost of the Level 1 course (usually £185 or £155 if a coach is with an FA Charter Standard club).

Kick It OutThis has been made possible thanks to Kick It Out’s Grassroots Activity Fund, which has supported the bursary’s creation to facilitate the creation and continued development of a fully-inclusive environment for all in Kent.

The bursary is accessible to anyone either coaching already or looking to get started in coaching, who is from a black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) background, who doesn’t yet have a qualification.

As the result of this, it is hoped that the bursary will support the development of 30 coaches based in Kent.

The creation of the bursary is the latest example of Kent FA’s commitment to providing an equal and diverse footballing community that everyone can access and be part of, as well as its understanding of some of the barriers that minority communities face in football.


Through creating a new bursary, Kent FA is opening a pathway for BAME candidates in Kent to help them progress from their very first steps on the pathway, through to Level 2 and UEFA B – delivering an opportunity that previously didn’t exist.

You can apply for the bursary by completing the online application form, which takes just five minutes to complete.


For any enquiries relating to the bursary, please contact Toby Elgar, Kent FA’s Equality and Diversity Officer, via

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