PACES was created in 2017 by Jim McGettrick and Jamie Pitman. Jamie, a former professional footballer, and Jim both spent many years working as coaches at the FA.
They knew that many primary schools did not have access to high quality sports teaching, either due to a shortage of financial and people resources, a lack of skills and knowledge, or massive workloads on teachers. Plus some companies involved in supplying sports provision to schools were doing it badly, with high turnovers of staff and inexperienced coaches.
…to offer high quality sports coaching in primary schools, with a clear focus on 3 core values of accountability, reliability, and consistency.