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Award-winning football coach joins band of elite women
7:20am Friday 19th October 2012 in Football
LAURA Woodcock has gained her FA level two coaching certificate.
The 29-year-old mum from Old Hall is one of only 2,021 women in the UK to have achieved the standard, according to recent figures.
But her coaching role at Crosfields Football Club tells only part of the story of the double award winner.
Woodcock, the current Liverpool FA county coach of the year and north west coach of the year, is the chairman of mini soccer at the Hood Lane club, putting her in charge of age groups five to 11.
She coaches the under fives and under sixes on Mondays and regularly takes sessions with the under 14s boys on Tuesdays.
Woodcock works as a paid coach with ‘Soccer4kids’, taking sessions with youngsters on Saturdays and Sundays in Penketh and Wigan.
Her dedication, commitment and talent has now been further recognised with the level two ‘badge’.
“I gained my FA youth award module one and two certificates last year and went on to start my FA level two in February this year,” she said.
“This involved six months of practical tutored sessions by Liverpool FA and course work to be done at my club Crosfields.
“I went on to pass my final practical assessment and I am now the only female level two coach at Crosfields.”