Author: Michael Durham

Game On England – Freelance Lead / Assistant Football Coach Vacancies (Yorkshire)


Position: Football Coach – Casual
Contract Type: Freelance
Reporting to: Development Manager Game On England
Responsible for: Supporting the delivery of Game On England football sessions
Salary: Lead Coach £20 an Hour, Assistant Coach £10 an hour
Terms: Individuals will be responsible for their own National Insurance and tax liabilities.

The Coalfields Regeneration Trust Game On England programme is an award winning programme established in 2007.  Through direct delivery of sport based activity Game On has played a powerful role in addressing the growing health, skills and employment inequalities within ex-mining communities. The Trust has a delivery team based in Wales however, in England; there has been no Game On provision since September 2016. Since April 2018 we have been re-developing our provision in England, with an initial focus on Yorkshires coalfields. This year we are looking to expand the programme into the East Midlands.

We are looking to recruit committed, experienced and enthusiastic qualified coaches to join our pool of freelance coaches to deliver Game On England sessions in Wakefield (Airedale & Hemsworth Area), Barnsley (Athersley & Kendray Area) and Doncaster (Denaby Area).

Hours available as and when required, including evening and weekend work. Each lead coach will be supported at each session by an assistant coach. Please specify in your application the geographical area you are willing to deliver in.

Lead Coach:

•   Level 2 Football Coaching Certificate (or a generic Level 2 qualification in Sports Leadership/Community Sports Coaching)

Assistant Coach:

•   Level 1 Football Coaching Certificate (or a generic Level 1 qualification in Sports Leadership/Community Sports Coaching)
•   Current clear DBS/ CRC check in place
•   Current Safeguarding and First Aid qualifications
•   Experience of working with young people.
•   Minimum of 1 years coaching experience.
•   Ability to undertake any necessary travel in connection with the delivery of the sessions.


•   Experience of working within a community setting.

Each coach will be required to undertake a DBS check before completing any work on behalf of the trust. To express an interest or for more information please contact Alex Hobson on or call 07719556772

Visit the Game On England programme page for more information about how we’re inspiring young people through sport.

Game On England

The Coalfields Regeneration Trust has championed the role sport and physical activity can play for the last 20 years.

The Trust recognises the need to continue engaging with young people from our most deprived former mining areas, and the importance of introducing them to the life-changing benefits of sport.

Game On is the Trust’s Sport for Change programme, which through direct delivery of sport-based activity for the last 13 years has helped people in some of our most disadvantaged coalfield communities gain new skills, achieve qualifications, find work and become more active – making lives better through sport.

In 2016, England’s former mining communities were faced with great difficulty when delivery of Game On England stopped. Thankfully, the once national Game On England programme was reintroduced in April 2018 focusing on Yorkshire’s most challenged ex-mining areas.

Now we’re working hard to expand our delivery, and approach of using sport intentionally to bring about positive benefits for individuals and our communities, into the East Midlands.

If you’re interested in attending one of our football sessions check out our timetable above, or contact us via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

We also have various coaching vacancies available if you’d like to help train young footballers from our coalfields.

Football 5ives

Free evening diversionary turn up and play football activity for young people, providing them with a positive activity to engage in.

Game On Skills

Access to training courses and volunteering opportunities for Game On England participants.

Home Internationals

An annual showcase that brings together and raises aspirations in young people from coalfield communities across England, Scotland and Wales.


Game On Girls

Fun female only football sessions for 5 to 11 years old. Helping to bridge the gap between grassroots and the community game.

Lifelong Football

We create new walking football sessions in community settings for those aged over fifty.

Our Impact

Read our Impact Report to find out the difference Game on England has made in coalfield communities.