Saskia Granville’s Journey so far

Saskia Granville’s Journey so far

Sharon Muxworthy, The FA’s Coach developer, talks with coach Saskia Granville who has completed her BT playmaker course and is now on a journey to complete her Introduction to Coaching Football course. Saskia has cerebral palsy and explains how coaching helps her.  

SHARON  

So hi do you wanna introduce yourself then and say your name and which team you coach?   

SAS 

I'm Sas Granville and I coach, 6 to 12 year old boys and girls at Worthing Town FC. Excellent, Excellent. 

SHARON  

So tell me Sas a bit about how did you get into coaching 

SAS  

Um, basically I did the FA playmaker, thanks to Justin Thompson and Sharon. 

SHARON  

Muxworthy. Yeah, that's right, yeah, yeah. And how did you find that course?  

SAS  

I thought I did quite well, some of it was quite hard at times. I had help from Sharon Muxworthy. 

SHARON  

Yeah. Great, great job. And what would you say now that did it give you a little bit more confidence to go 

SAS  

out and have a go at coaching once you had that qualification Yeah  

SHARON 

And what sort of things did it give you ideas about?

SAS  

Um, interacting with the kids more and like making sure they have a safe environment 

SHARON  

And would you say for you that's the most important thing as a coach, is making sure what what is it, what is the most important thing for you as a coach when you're with your children? 

SAS 

The most important thing to be a coach is to see my team happy and do what they love doing, 

SHARON 

Brilliant, brilliant, I love that. And what do you think now you've been coaching now? Nearly a year haven't you? So what what what value has it brought to you 

SAS 

um like kids to be able to um talk to me more and if they've got problems or need help, I can help them 

SHARON 

and what do you think? How is coaching helped you personally? 

SAS  

Coaching has helped me come out more and not be that shy. 

SHARON 

Okay, so it's giving you a lot more confidence?  

SAS 

Yeah

SHARON 

Brilliant, Thank you. That's great, thank you very much.

Since this conversation Saskia has now completed her Introduction to Coaching Football and is looking forward to developing her coaching skills further with the support of everyone at her club, County FA and women and girls mentoring team. 

Check out this Bootroom article and video of Sas after completing the playmaker course.

Do you have any questions for Saskia or Sharon? Or would you like to share your journey? If so, please comment below.  

Image credit - Stuart Franklin

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