The FA Football Futures Leadership and Volunteering programme aims to recruit, retain, develop, reward and provide a progressive pathway for young leaders in order to develop a skilled football workforce. The young leader is placed at the heart of the FA Football Futures programme choosing what, where and how they wish to volunteer in football across six football themes.
Any young person aged between 14 and 25 who have an interest in getting involved in football leadership and volunteering. They can be from a range of environments: a school, college or university, attached to an FA Charter Standard Club, or even within the County FA, supporting large events in the community. Young Leaders can choose from a range of activities, from assisting with the coaching or running of a team, acting as the press officer for a junior league, developing a film to promote a new activity for young people to play to refereeing or being a Respect Ambassador.
Through the programme a young leader will gain valuable experience and develop skills that can be applied outside the sport. Once registered on the programme, young leaders will be offered support to gain football related qualifications such as the Level 1 in Coaching Football or refereeing qualifications. All interested young leaders will be enrolled at the County Football Futures Camp, with introductory workshops based around the key themes.
Young Leaders can track their volunteer hours and gain FA certification for anything between 10-200 hours.
Any young leader who reaches more than 200 hours can be nominated for additional rewards.
All young leaders who enrol at County Camp will receive FREE kit!