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Youth Council


The Somerset FA Youth Council
Looking to represent young people across decision making in football, the Somerset FA Youth Council also looks to develop its members, professional skills and offer a unique opportunity to be a part of Somerset FA, create and deliver projects and gain support from those already working within the game. 

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Who we are

 Alex Caird

Age - 22
YC Role - Youth Council Member
Football Role - North Curry Youth FC Development Squad Coach 
Favourite Movie - The Theory of Everything
Favourite Song - Wake Me Up - Avicii
Favourite TV Show - Brooklyn 99
Favourite Football Club - Manchester United
Ambition/Career Goal - To highlight the equal importance of mental and physical health within sport.
Weirdest Habit - I have to hold my nose when I sneeze.
Strange Fact about yourself - I won my local league, league cup and county cup competition in one unbeaten season as a player.

Dan Bugg

Age - 21
YC Role - Youth Council Member 
Football Role - Level 4 Referee
Favourite Movie - Kingsman: The Secret Service 
Favourite Song - No excuses - YouTube video (not a song but listen to before every game to get me in focus)
Favourite TV Show - How I Met Your Mother 
Favourite Football Club - Ipswich town
Ambition/Career Goal - Becoming a professional referee 
Weirdest Habit - Measuring time in songs 
Strange Fact about yourself - I’ve won 2 SFA county cups as a player

 Elliot Saunders

Age - 23
YC Role - Youth Council Member
Football Role - Coach u12s and TUP Centre
Favourite Movie - The Holiday
Favourite Song - All of me - John Legend 
Favourite TV Show - Would I lie to you 
Favourite Football Club - Bristol City
Ambition/Career Goal - To live my life to the fullest
Weirdest Habit - I talk in my sleep 
Strange Fact about yourself - Overly tidy and precise about where I organise my things

 Freya Gudge

Age - 18 
YC Role - Youth Council Member 
Football Role - Community Development Coach at Bridgwater United Community Sports trust and player for Bridgwater United Women U21s 
Favourite Movie - The Notebook 
Favourite Song - This is the life by Amy McDonald 
Favourite TV Show - Our Girl 
Favourite Football Club - Liverpool FC
Ambition/Career Goal - Pro Footballer/ Coach in football
Weirdest Habit - I can’t sleep facing my bedroom door 
Strange Fact about yourself - I Ran a marathon in 4 hours 50 minutes in feb 2021

 Georgia Ferdinando

Age - 22 
YC Role - Vice Chair 
Football Role - FA Women’s Football Apprentice & Somerset Girls ACC U16 Assistant Coach 
Favourite Movie - Fever Pitch 
Favourite Song - Better - Khalid 
Favourite TV Show - Friends 
Favourite Football Club - Arsenal 
Ambition/Career Goal - I want to continue working in football development, creating more opportunities for people to get involved. 
Weirdest Habit - My car radio volume has to be on an even number or multiple of 5 
Strange Fact about yourself - I once stood behind Max Branning (from Eastenders) on an escalator but was too scared to talk to him

 Jacob McKenna

Age - 15
YC Role - Youth Council Member/Social media Assistant
Football Role - Referee/Player/Volunteer
Favourite Movie - Football Factory
Favourite Song - Sweet Caroline by Neil Diamond
Favourite TV Show - Pointless
Favourite Football Club - Aston Villa
Ambition/Career Goal - Make a living through refereeing or playing
Weirdest Habit - Biting my nails
Strange Fact about yourself - I’ve broken 4 bones

 Jamie Carpenter
Age - 17
YC Role - Youth Council Member
Football Role - Referee and ex-footballer
Favourite Movie - Free Guy
Favourite Song - Take Me Home, Country Roads by John Denver
Favourite TV Show - Red Dwarf
Favourite Football Club - Tottenham Hotspur
Ambition/Career Goal - Army Officer in the Military Police
Weirdest Habit - Always go through my bag 3 times before each game
Strange Fact about yourself - I have a scar on my lip from when I rode a quad bike down stairs.

 Tom Bond

Age - 23
YC Role - Chair
Football Role - Performance Analyst at Frome Town FC 
Favourite Movie - Coach Carter
Favourite Song - In Bloom by Neck Deep
Favourite TV Show - Match of the Day 
Favourite Football Club - Bristol Rovers 
Ambition/Career Goal - Make a living working in Football
Weirdest Habit - Making dad jokes
Strange Fact about yourself - I am an ex-Wrestler

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