Youth Council

Suffolk FA is giving young people a voice in key decisions affecting grassroots football through the formation of a new youth council.

As part of the innovative plans, the Chair of the Suffolk FA Youth Council will have full voting rights on the Suffolk FA Council – making Suffolk FA among the first County Football Associations in England to do this.

There are three roles within the new Youth Council:  

  • Chair
  • Vice Chair
  • Council Member

The Youth Council is for young people aged between 14 and 22 to give them a platform to aid increase participation amongst youth in grassroots football and to give them a voice in shaping the future of the game. The Youth Council will also have a predetermined budget to spend on projects that they feel are important.

This is an exciting opportunity to ensure that the skills and experiences of our participants are reflected through the work of Council.

We are excited by the prospect of working with the Youth Council for many years to come for the benefit of the game in the County.

If you wish to find out more about the Youth Council please contact Paige Shorten at Suffolk FA on 01449 776314 or 07432 735986 or via email at


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