Dorset FA Youth Council

Young Volunteers

Inspiring others in Dorset


Do you have what it takes? Are you passionate, motivated, and have great enthusiasm?

Dorset County FA Youth Leadership Group serves as the voice to young people, giving them a platform in which to develop their skills whilst making a difference to Dorset football.

Dorset County FA Youth Leadership Group is run by young people for young people; the Youth Leadership Group will have an impact on the children and young people network playing and supporting the game. Our vision is to support and empower a diverse workforce of young people and to help shape and develop football in Dorset. 

The Youth Leadership Group not only looks to develop and represent football within the County but to also develop its members professional skills and offer a unique opportunity to be a part of Dorset FA, create and deliver projects and gain support from those already working within the game.

If you are aged between 16-25 and this sounds like a team you would enjoy being a part of please contact us to begin your journey.

Get In Touch

Edward McKenzie

(Football Development Administrator)

By Phone: 01202 688271

Meet our Youth Leadership Team


Savannah Berry - Chair

Hi! My name is Savannah and I'm the chair of Dorset FA Youth Leadership Group. I got into the Youth Leadership Group through my role as Football Futures coordinator with Longfleet. I believe youth engagement is all about young people having a say in decisions and practices that directly affect them and their communities. This is the aim of our Youth Leadership Group - to give the youth involved in Dorset football a voice and ownership over the things that affect them and their football experience.

I hope to educate people about the Youth Leadership Group and our work, inspire young people to get involved in more aspects of football than just playing, and ensure that youth players in Dorset have a place where their views are respected, heard, and acted upon.

Please feel free to email, text or call me on or 07736798408 for more information about the Youth Leadership Group or for a chat about how to get involved!


Ryan Stiggants - Vice chair

My name is Ryan, I am the Vice-Chair of the Dorset Youth Leadership Group. Over the last 5 years I have been involved with Dexter Sports YFC and currently hold the positions of Club Secretary and Under 14s Manager. Since being involved with the club we have grown from having less than 10 teams to having 30 teams and over 300 players.

I am also the Club Secretary of BRS who play in the Junior Premier League and HPL. The prospects of BRS make it an exciting time to be involved.

My aim within the youth council is to help with development of coaches both youth and newly qualified. I am looking to support coaches to make sure the thousands of players in the Dorset area are receiving the best possible training and development.

To get in touch contact me via:


Will Triffitt

Over the last 10 years, I’ve been involved in football indifferent forms. I played for local youth teamsbefore becoming a referee in 2015. Now I’m entering my 7th full season and willbe mainly officiating as a Level 5 Senior County Referee in the Dorset PremierLeague, as well as assisting on the Wessex and Western Leagues. I’ve had muchmore success as a referee than a player, being involved in various County CupFinals on numerous occasions. My aim is to help make football in Dorset a placewhere young referees can enjoy the games, thrive, and reach their potential.

FA Youth Council

We are looking to add more members to the 2022/23 Dorset FA Youth Leadership Group. 

We are looking for young people between the ages of 16-25 from all over the County to represent children and young people and to help shape and develop football in Dorset.

Our current vision is to support and empower a diverse workforce of young people to influence change through football.

The Dorset FA Youth Leadership Group projects will impact on The FA National Game Strategy; provide a platform for young people to support the development of grassroots football and build a network of children and young people in Dorset.  

Successful candidates will need to be committed to attending and actively participating in all Youth Leadership Group meetings and work of the group.

All roles with Dorset FA Youth Leadership Group are voluntary.

Please return completed applications to

We are continuing to accept applications, until the maximum capacity is reached.  If you are interested, then please apply using the application form or contact Ed for more information.

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