The FA Football Futures is The FA leadership and volunteering programme aims to reward and develop young people involved in football. The programme offers a wide range of benefits and opportunities that aim to give leaders the opportunity to volunteer and develop across six themes.
Football Futures 6 themes:
COACHING - You could help to coach and or manage a football team.
REFEREEING - You could referee on a voluntary basis. If you decide to take it further you could complete your Basic Refereeing qualification.
RUNNING EVENTS - You could assist with the organisation, coordination and delivery of events at your school, college, university or club. Examples of events you could get involved with are mini soccer festivals, club tournaments and fundraising events.
RUNNING AND DEVELOPING THE GAME - For those whose interests may lie within organisation or administration, there are a number of opportunities to get involved in Charter Standard League committees or to volunteer behind the scenes in Charter Standard Clubs. Volunteers could help with running and organising football at their school, college or university.
PROMOTING THE GAME/MEDIA - You could help with the development of your clubs website or social networking sites, keeping everything or everyone up to date. You could write match reports, press releases, website or newsletter articles or take photographs.
RESPECT - You can promote the Respect campaign within your school, college, university, club or league.
This could involve supporting matches and leagues, making sure that all teams understand competition rules and regulations. You could also help to develop a code of conduct and ensure that players/coaches/spectators sign up and adhere to it.
Who is the programme for?
The programme is for anyone aged 14-24 years old who is interested in becoming involved in leadership and volunteering in football. Whether you want to volunteer in your school, college, university, County FA, football club or league, this programme will provide you with excellent opportunities to enhance your leadership skills, make new friends, gain FA qualifications and volunteer in your chosen setting.
How do I get involved?
You can enrol onto Somerset FA’s Football Futures programme by contacting Stuart Wells on 01458 832359 You can now also join the programme by signing up online – please click here if you wish to register online.