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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

YC Member

My name is Dan and I am based near Weston-Super-Mare. When I first moved to the county, I played football and did so for just short of 10 years. During this time, I reached 3 County Cup finals with my clubs, and won 2 of them. I also played football for North Somerset for 6 years where I enjoyed a lot of success which included winning the Junior Premier League in 2014. In 2015, I qualified to be a referee and after enjoying my first few games, realised that this was something I would like to progress in. When I turned 16, I decided to go for promotion. I am now going for my third in as many years and is something I hope to get as far as I can with. 

My favourite team: Ipswich 

My favourite food: Pizza 

Hobby other than football: Golf 

YC Member

I’m Elliot, I‘m 21 and I have just completed an Apprenticeship in Mechanical Fitting for a company in Keynsham. I’m a Football enthusiast that is involved with a Turn up and Play centre and the Keynsham Juniors u10s. I completed a Level 1 coaching, Level 1 coaching futsal, level 7 Referee, Disability Coaching course and Have recently completed leadership Academy at St Georges Park. This gave me the confidence to lead the Youth Council this year and really make a difference here in the county. I have always believed in how key the Youth Voice is - now as a team we can provide it. 

Favourite Team: Bristol City  

Favourite Food: Mums Lasagne!!!  

Hobby Other than Football: Board Games with Family and Friends. 

YC Member

I’m Jordan and I am based in Walton. I love football and I currently play for Keinton Park Rangers in the Yeovil & District League. I recently took part in a 24-hour football match helping a local club raise money for charity.  

My favourite team: Liverpool 

My favourite food: Pizza 

Hobby other than football: Video Games and playing other sports 

YC Member

I’m Leah, I work at Bridgwater & Taunton college within the Sports Development team. I am currently a level 2 qualified football coach, head coach of the Men’s 2nd team. Alongside my job I also work as a Team Leader for Youth Sport Trust and a Navigator at the ECFA Apprentice Training days. Football had been a huge part of my life where I have grown up being a part of Somerset Centre Of Excellence. 2015-2018 I was part of professional club Yeovil Town Ladies and Now i currently play football for Plymouth Argyle in the National League. 

Favourite team: Manchester United  

Favourite food: Nando's 

Hobby other than Football: Spending it with my family 

YC Member

I’m Lewis, from Weston-Super-Mare. I’ve always been a massive football and sport fan. I played football around Weston in the youth league and for Weston-Super-Mare academy, but since then have focused on coaching youth teams in the community. I’ve been coaching for around 8 years. One of the biggest things I’ve learnt since starting to coach is you are not only developing a players footballing ability, but as a coach you have the responsibility to set an environment for the players to develop themselves as people and skills that will be transferable for their futures.  

My Favourite Team: Cheltenham town - I grew up watching them before moving down here.  

My favourite food: Quesadillas  

Hobby Other Than Football: Hiking and keeping fit and healthy. I’m never sat down for long! 

YC Member

I’m Rosie, from Bridgwater. I used to play football for my county when I was younger, due to an ankle injury I stopped playing after surgery. Now I am in my second year as a FA women’s football apprentice. My job role is there to help increase women and girls in football whether that be a player, coach, referee, volunteer etc. If you go onto the ECFA website you can see videos of our training days and see what we get up to and learn about. 

My favourite team:  Manchester United, I used to live in Manchester so I'm loyal 

My favourite food: Nandos, Me and Leah make regular trips together 

My hobby outside of football: Spending quality time with my family. My job takes up a lot of my life so making time for them is my priority. 

YC Member

I’m Ryan Catterall from South Petherton, although originally, I’m from Preston. I’ve played football from a very young age and I am now a level 2 qualified coach working at Strode College. Within my job role at Strode, I manage our men’s college football team. Within my first year, we managed to win the league and get to the quarter finals of a national competition. I also play football on the weekends, although at the minute I am out injured with a torn ACL. But when I do play, I play for AFC Strode, who I also coach for.  

My favourite team: Preston North End, being from there. 

My Hobby outside of football: Golf I play it most weekends and I want to try and play some of the most popular courses in the UK. 

YC Member

I’m Tia, I am from Taunton. Firstly, I have been refereeing for a few seasons now and operate in youth and women football. I also do multi sports coaching at after school clubs including a football club, whilst also playing for my college team. I am currently part of the Purple T-Shirt Campaign for young Referees in Somerset. 

Favourite Team: I am a huge Liverpool supporter and no I am not a glory supporter!  

Favourite food: Kit-Kats  

Hobby Other than Football: I enjoy learning French, both in and outside of college. 

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