National leadership and volunteering camp
The FA run an annual Leadership and Volunteering camp for 100+ leaders who are actively volunteering in County FA, ISFA and BCS programmes. The camp run over five days provides a range of workshops such as media training, coaching, refereeing, organising events and football development. In additional teambuilding session are run each evening. The camp ethos is to support each individual leader to fulfil their potential and develop life skills such as teamwork, communication, leadership, reflection and problem solving.
FA Youth Council (NYC)
The FA Youth Council is responsible for the organisation of the FA Camp annually and a range of projects to support to give you people a voice and create new opportunities to play and lead in their own communities.
National Coaching Scholarship programme
The FA has a National Coaching Scholarship programme to support the development of our talented and gifted young coaches. The programme caters for up to 50 young coaches who have shown potential and have already gained a level 1 coaching qualification.
Football Legacy Fund
Young leaders can be the drivers of innovation and entrepreneurship to support this theory The FA Youth Council “Football Legacy award scheme”, has been launched to encourage young leaders to mobilise themselves and develop projects in their own communities that not only support more young people to play football but also support other young people, who are younger than themselves to get involved in volunteering and begin their very own leadership journeys. 8-10 projects will be funded annually up to a maximum of £500.
Football Futures - International programmes
The FA’s international leadership and volunteering programme Changing Lives was established in 2005 to provide a pinnacle to the Leadership programme and an inspirational opportunity for young football leaders to experience volunteering abroad whilst leaving a small legacy by sharing their own leadership skills with other young leaders from the host country. The countries listed below have all benefited from the programme to date.
- Botswana (Programme delivered twice)
- Cape Town
- Trinidad and Tobago
For further information on any of the above please contact Steve.Swallow@thefa.com