BE. Football: Mentoring Programme

The ‘BE. Football: Mentoring Programme For Her’ encourages women, aged 18+, who are actively working or volunteering in football and are wanting to progress their careers to apply to be a mentee of the programme.

The programme aims to build the confidence of participants, to aid their progression in football, whilst developing the skills required to achieve their full potential in their desired role within the game. Mentees can include those who are interested in starting their first job in football or those looking to progress to a more senior role on or off the pitch.

The ‘BE. Football: Mentoring Programme For Her’ saw great success in 2022 with 14 mentees from across the Welsh football family and 14 mentors from across the FAW and the association’s trusted partners partake in the programme. 35% of the mentees who started the programme in 2022, now work for the FAW and others have obtained various roles in sport.

All mentees were partnered with mentors best suited to their aspirations and field of work. The programme encouraged mentees to have an open line of communication with their mentor, which enabled knowledge sharing of best practice, in addition to valuable in person shadowing and networking opportunities. Mentees were also given the opportunity to hold discussions with legends of the game such as former Cymru International Professor Laura McAllister, Cymru Women’s National Team Manager, Gemma Grainger, in addition to meeting leading women from across the industry.

The 2022 Programme concluded at Dragon Park on the 13th of December with mentees, mentors, FAW board members and partners of the FAW joining to celebrate all 14 mentees journey’s and hear more about the confidence, support systems and opportunities they have built over the past 6 months.

Year 2 of the programme is currently underway and will run until November 2023 with 15 mentees and mentors on the programme.


The application window for Year 2 (2023/24) of the programme are now closed. You can register your interest in joining the year 3 2024/25 programme as a mentee or mentor by emailing PAWB@FAW.Cymru

If you have any questions about the ‘BE. Football: Mentoring Programme For Her’ please get in touch.