Football Futures

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.

Who is the programme for?

Any young person aged between 14 to 25, who has an interest in getting involved in football leadership and volunteering. This can be in a range of environments be it at a school, college, university attached to an FA Charter Standard Club or League or other likeminded partner.

What Different Ways Can I Volunteer?

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, refereeing or being a Respect Ambassador to name but a few.

  • Coaching
  • Refereeing
  • Running Events
  • Running and Developing the Game
  • Promoting The Game/ Media
  • Respect

What are the benefits?

Through the programme, a young leader will gain valuable experience and develop skills that can be applied to all walks of life. Once in the programme, young leaders will be offered support to gain football related qualifications such as the Level 1 in coaching football or refereeing qualifications. Young Leaders can track their volunteer hours and gain FA certification at the certain milestones. Any young leader, who reaches more than 200 hours, can be nominated by their County FA for additional rewards.

What is the cost?

Nothing! The only cost is your voluntary time, which you may already be giving, but not receiving recognition and reward for! 

How do I sign up?

You can enrol onto Dorset County FA's Football Futures programme by contacting Rosie Eggleston (Football Development Officer) on alternatively by phoning 01202 688273. You can now also join the programme by signing up online – please click here if you wish to register online.

Football Futures
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