Coaching opportunity – our club need YOU!


Tigers Cubs, Under 8’s, Under 9’s, Under 10’s,Girls Under 8’s, Girls Under 9’s, Girls Under 10’s

We have a fantastic, enthusiastic group of children who need a regular coach to take them on to the next stage of their football journey, including the opportunity to play matches in the near future.

We need someone who enjoys working with children and can be available most Wednesdays from 6-7pm or 7-8pm! It’s a big commitment, but the rewards are even bigger!___8234311_orig

We can offer you:
• A supportive and established club environment with other committed volunteers
• Supportive parents and enthusiastic children!
• Training facilities and equipment provided (Indoors or Outdoors at Astley Sports College in Dukinfield)
• A flexible induction – support and guidance if you’re new to coaching, or we’ll let you get on with it if you’ve done it before.
• Ongoing training with the FA (all paid for by the club)

All coaches are subject to an enhanced DBS check as part of our commitment to safeguarding children.

Want to know more? Why not have a chat about it?

If you are interested in joining Dukinfield Tigers coaching team, or would like more information, please contact Nick on 07498771854 or by email or Facebook message.

We’d love to hear from you!


TIGER TALES: #thesegirlscan

It was about this time last year when I first heard the whispers around our Club that the Club was looking to introduce a girls only football team. Like most people, I was aware that the profile for women’s football was rising, largely due to the success of the women’s national team. All the women in my family are massive football fans including my daughter who had alway wanted to play for a football team.
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U11s in their first tournament, June 2017

Dukinfield Tigers received some funding from Sport England with the aim of holding on to U14s players and starting a new girls team. The first step was to search for volunteers to coach a girls training session indoors at Astley each week with the hope of starting the first girls football team in Dukinfield. Unfortunately, after a number of weeks, no one had come forward and after some intense pressure from my daughter and a number of drinks one evening, I decided I would get in touch with our Chairman and offer my help. Initially the plan was to step in until other volunteers came forward as I was currently quite busy jointly coaching the Tigers U14s boys team…
Our first drop-in training session started the following week with 8 girls attending. The following week we went up to 10 and within the next couple of months we had over 20 girls coming from all over Tameside. The girls varied from school Year 2 up to Year 8 and turned up week in and week out. During the summer we entered two teams into a summer football tournament one at U10s and one at U11s. The day was a great success and it gave the girls their first taste of competitive football. Girls running
We knew at this point the next step for the Club was to register our first ever girls football team and I’m pretty sure it was the first ever girls football team in Dukinfield. We joined the North Manchester Girls Football League at the start of the season in the U12s category. The club supplied the girls brand new kits and training tops for the start of the season which brought massive joy to the girls having their own kits and squad numbers.
12 months have  now passed and I am still coaching the girls and having so much fun doing so. We now have two coaches coaching the girls and we will be entering a second team in to the league at the start of next season. The girls are going from strength to strength and I’d strongly advise any girls looking to get into football to come and have a look Dukinfield Tigers. I’d also recommend to any parent or volunteers out there to get involved: you’ll be so surprised at how much enjoyment you get from making so many youngsters happy.
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U12s Girls Team, November 2017

This Tiger Tale was written by Nick Hartigan. Nick is the Girls U12s and Boys U15s Coach. His daughter plays in the girls U12s team.
He can be contacted on 07498 771854 or