FAI Launch Female-Only UEFA B Licence Course

The FAI are have announced a second female-only UEFA B Licence Course, after a successful first edition.

25 coaches took part in the first edition of the course with the UEFA B licence graduation was one of the highlights of last month’s FAI Festival of Football.

This edition of the Course will run to a similar format to the first edition, with a contact block in November 2019, February 2020, followed by club visits and one-to-one sessions before final evaluations, with course assignments ongoing throughout.


“We are delighted to announce the successful application of funding from UEFA which will be matched by the FAI to allow for the delivery of a second Female-Only UEFA B Licence” said FAI Coach Education Manager Niall O’Regan.

“After the success of the first course it is great to have another opportunity to help grow the female coaching side of the game and to continue to grow the number of qualified female coaches at UEFA Licence Level.”

“From the first group of graduates, Irene Hehir has moved into a role with the Republic of Ireland WU17s and Ann Regan was awarded the Noel O’Reilly Coach of the Year Award for 2019 for her work in the West of Ireland. “

“I am already excited having seen some of the applicants, who have significant playing and coaching experience, and many who were unlucky not to be selected in the first course.”

“There has been a significant emphasis in Coach Education on the growth of the number of UEFA Female Coaches in the FAI and this course will continue the opportunities for these coaches.”

Applications close on August 31. For more information on the course, and to apply, please contact FAI Coach Education Manager Niall O’Regan at [email protected]