Aylesbury FC coach Fraser Mclachlan is aiming to do his bit to redress the chasm between English and Spanish football by completing his UEFA ‘A’ licence.
Mclachlan is in the middle of a 13 day intensive course to achieve his level 4 coaching qualification, which is the highest practical coaching licence available and focuses specifically on the 11 vs 11 game and can lead to the UEFA Pro Licence or FA Academy Managers award.
The aim of the licence is to produce coaches who can work in the highest standard of football in this country, namely the Premier League.
Mclachlan is in year one of the three-year course and part two next summer consists of an eight-day intensive course, followed by a final assessment that can take place any time after part two but must be completed within three years.
Mclachlan’s days run from 9am until 9pm and are filled with a mixture of lectures and practical activities each day at the impressive new England training base, St George’s Park.
In a statement on their official website, Aylesbury FC wished Mclachlan luck and say it would be a ‘fantastic achievement’.
In 2009 there were just 900 A License holders in the UK while Spain, who continue to dominate the world and European game, had more than 12,000.