PAWB Mentoring Programme

An objective of the FAW’s ‘Our Wales’ Strategy 2021-2026, is to evolve the organisation to be representative of a diverse, inclusive, and accessible game for all. 

The PAWB Mentoring Programme aims to address the lack of diversity across Welsh football. The initiative’s focus is to ensure a more supportive and equitable environment for people from Black, Asian and Mixed-Heritage backgrounds.

The purpose of the programme is to the build 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. The PAWB Mentoring Programme follows on from the success of the FAW BE. Football: Mentoring Programme For Her, now in its second year.

Mentoring programme overview

Commencing in January 2025, the programme will span seven months, concluding in July 2025. Throughout this period, mentees will have the chance to outline their future goals, engage in networking, and participate in shadowing experiences with their mentor. The programme will also feature in-person and online workshops, as well as guest panel discussions.

The successful mentees selected for the programme will be matched with mentors who are all passionate about supporting Ethnically Diverse Communities to reach their potential in football. If successful, you will be matched up with the most relevant mentor in line with your future aspirations and current position in the game.

The programme offers additional opportunities such as expanding your professional network, acquiring skills in utilising a mentor to strategically plan your career goals, participating in shadowing experiences with FAW staff, and gaining access to senior leaders from across the game. In addition to a variety of workshops and support on how to overcome existing challenges and barriers. 

Apply now to be a mentee on the first instalment of the programme.

Become a programme mentor

Are you passionate about football and leadership? 

Here’s your chance to make a lasting impact by supporting the leaders of tomorrow to achieve their potential. The FAW are looking for dedicated individuals to join the PAWB Mentoring Programme as mentors. 

As a mentor, you’ll have the opportunity to share your knowledge, experience, and expertise with aspiring football leaders, guiding them to achieve their career goals. 

Apply now to become a mentor on the first instalment of the programme.

Application Process Timeline

The deadline for applicants is Friday, 29th November 2024. Applications received after this date will not be considered. 

Applications for mentees and mentors are now open: 

  • Download the Mentee application form here.
  • Download the Mentor application form here.

Please note that the programme is only open to individuals aged 16+, from Black, Asian and Mixed-Heritage backgrounds. Participants must either be actively working in, volunteering, or aspiring to become involved in football in Wales.

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