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Young Leaders at St. George's Park for National Camp

Sunday 19 Jul 2015
The Young Leaders will be back at St. George's Park for their annual four-day Camp in July
Young Leaders from across the country are travelling to St. George’s Park later for The FA National Football Futures Camp 2015 this week.

The four-day event takes place at the National Football Centre in Burton from Monday 20 July, aiming to develop young people and the game in a number of ways.

And this year sees the annual event reach an impressive milestone as this will be the tenth time the camp has taken place. 

The group of Young Leaders at St. George

The group of Young Leaders at St. George's Park for the 2014 Football Futures National Camp

With a purpose of giving young people the opportunity to develop their skills in order to create a long-lasting legacy and develop football within their communities, at least one male and one female young leader is invited from each County Football Association.

They are selected following their commitment to volunteering in football through the Football Futures programme in their local area. 

The event has been planned and designed by The FA National Game Youth Council and will offer a range of leadership workshops throughout the first two days including media, disability football, informal football, Futsal and refereeing. 

Leaders will then receive a day and a half of training in their chosen specialist areas, which have been chosen between refereeing, coaching and for the first time, Youth Council Training.

All leaders who attend camp are already volunteering in Charter Standard Clubs or Leagues and part of Football Futures with their County FAs. 

Luke Baker, a Regional Officer on the FA National Game Youth Council, said: “I attended The FA National Football Futures Camp in 2013 as a young leader, selected to represent Kent FA. 

"National Camp opened doors for me that I never even knew existed. Since then I have been made a representative of the National Game Youth Council and have developed my own national projects within the team."

Adam Herczeg added: "Camp was the real start of my football futures journey and it’s led to some incredible experiences, which I’d never even dreamed of."

If you would like to get involved in your local Football Futures programme, please contact your County Football Association or email

By FA Staff