Future of Youth Football - Grassroots Stakeholder Engagement

We want your help to shape the future of Youth Football in Devon.

In early 2023, The FA instigated a project to explore the future of youth football in England which aimed to identify new and exciting opportunities to improve grassroots football for young players across the country. It recognised that whilst current playing levels are strong across the game, it is best practice for any sport to analyse participation and provision at points in time, to future proof the game, as other nations across the world are doing.

Over the past 10 months The FA have engaged with stakeholders from across the grassroots community to generate ideas, develop learning and further explore potential changes to the game. They are now at a stage where they wish to share back with the grassroots community some of their thinking so that feedback can be gathered and views and opinions on the topics raised can be heard. This is a crucial stage in the process and here at Devon FA we are pleased to be partnering with The FA to deliver an upcoming workshop in which there will be the opportunity to hear some of The FAs proposals and in providing our feedback help shape the next steps of this piece of work. Further details of the upcoming workshop can be found below:

  • Date: Tuesday 14th November 2023
  • Time: Arrival from 6.30pm for a 7.00pm start. An anticipated finish time of 9.00pm.
  • Venue: Devon County FA, Newton Abbot, TQ12 1EJ


NOTE: we have limited spaces so will confirm invites by Friday 10th November

Places will be limited due to the venue capacity but we hope to engage with many of you from across the county to ensure that our collective views and being fed into the process. If you have any questions relating to the event please contact matthew.hodgson@devonfa.com  for further information.

Otherwise we look forward to welcoming many of you to the upcoming event and exploring how we can continue to evolve our youth football offer to provide children with the best experience of the game.