ACFC offers assistance to clubs throughout the North East region. These programmes offer both technical and tactical training sessions alongside short presentations to ensure children, parents and coaches are aware of the small details that mould the club's philosophy. 


Below is a brief overview of the services that ACFC can provide your club;

andrew cartwright sitting down with a group of young footballers


The ACFC Technical Syllabus, aligned with the chosen club’s philosophy, includes session plans designed to support coaches in all age groups.

The bespoke Technical Syllabus document can be supported by  training ground and match day visits, to promote consistency throughout the club.

Using worldwide experience in professional, private and grassroots environments, alongside the FA DNA curriculum, ACFC believe we have the knowledge and expertise to build a successful youth development program.

Whether a club’s aim is to create the next Alan Shearer or simply playing socially with friends week in week out, at ACFC, we ensure that football is a positive and enjoyable part of people’s lives.


A team development session is a wonderful way for your team to experience new and exciting ways of coaching in a controlled and high quality environment. The ACFC coach would liaise with coaches & players to structure sessions based on what the team requires. Whether it be playing out from the back, finishing or simply learning new tricks and skills, our Team Development sessions will contribute towards achieving your teams’ goals.


This three and a half hour workshop runs as follows;

9.00am - 9.30am Coaching presentation (classroom)

9.30am - 10.30am Practical session

10.30am - 10.45am Players Q&A/session discussion

10.45am - 11.00am Break

11.00am - 11.15am Coaches session planning time

11.15am - 12.00am Coaches session

12.00pm - 12.30pm Coaches session debrief/morning summary


Please note that players for sessions are provided by the club.


ACFC run a 45 minute parent presentation to ensure that parents and aligned with the club and coaches philosophy. They are also presented with numerous research points which can help provide their child the best chance to improve from a lifestyle and psychological point of view. Providing these basic guidelines on parent conduct allows the club to present a clear expectation and philosophy throughout the club.


Absolutely! To book in a meeting time simply email

ACFC Director (Andy Cartwright) has worked with numerous clubs in Perth, Australia and also works as a coach within Sunderland AFC Academy, therefore, whether your club is wanting to produce a World Cup winning captain or simply a positive and relaxed envionronment, Andy will be able to add value to the great work already being done. 

This session usually lasts for one hour however should you wish to book an alternative session time just let us know. 

ACFC will tailor their club programmes to your requirements. It could simply be an ACFC coach running a session of 10 games for your coaches to note down, to a full day of detailed coaching. 

An ACFC Parent Workshop allows the philosophy of the club to be consistent across the coaches, players and parents. We will ensure that parents are presented with research and techniques that will contribute towards maximising the performance of their child. 

We will include numerous games for each age group in our bespoke Technical Syllabus. Should the club want this to be specific to a certian age this can also be done, allowing the club's requirements to be met. 

For more information or to enquire about our club programmes, contact us.