Somerset FA Youth Council

Purpose

The Somerset FA Youth Council was created to provide the young people of Somerset a voice in football, improving the representation of the Somerset FA Council to truly represent the whole football community. The Youth Council gives young people the opportunity to make a positive contribution to football within Somerset and provides an inclusive and supportive environment for members to develop their skills, knowledge, confidence and creative thinking.

There are approximately 120,000 young people living in Somerset, of which over 150 are part of the Somerset FA Football Futures young leadership scheme and have completed over 6000 hours of football volunteering in the last year. Young people are the future of our game; our future players and our future workforce. Therefore, it’s vital we engage and retain them in the game from an early age to secure the future of football. The formation of a Youth Council would not only expand our children and young people football network, but also gain a better understanding of children and young people’s needs.

Structure

Somerset FA Youth Council consists of a group of young people aged between 16-24, supported by Somerset FA staff members and Directors. The team hold monthly meetings and each represent their local community, demographic (across local authorities) and age (16-24yrs) spread of youth football.

Our Team

Chairperson - Oli Moore
Vice Chairperson - Josh Donoghue
Advisory Group- Fran Inman, Alex Davis and Kevin Lang
Women and Girls Project Officer- Emily Donovan
Project Officers- Lucianna Saunders, Ryan Lancaster, Luca Hiscox, Adrian Salisbury, Lillie Baker, Reegan Scotcher, Shakira Howard and Matt  Abreu

How to get involved?

SFA Youth Council Members are currently in position for a 1 year term. At the completion of each term all current members and anyone age 16-24 are able to (re)apply for a position on the Youth Council. Applications are reviewed by Somerset FA and successful applicants are invited to interview before a final decision is made.

For more information on the Somerset FA Youth Council and how to apply please email stuart.wells@somersetfa.com

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