YOUNG Leaders will once again benefit from sponsorship of the Suffolk FA Young Leaders programme and Youth Council.
Richard and Jenny Bugg of R Bugg Trading Ltd have sponsored the programme, formerly known as Football Futures, since the 2016-17 season.
During the past five years the agreement has been extended to also cover its off-shoot, the Suffolk FA Youth Council.
Aimed at Young Leaders aged 14-22, the programme offers opportunities to gain experience through leadership including coaching, refereeing and supporting events.
As well as the chance of serving on the Suffolk Youth Council, Young Leaders have the opportunity to work with Suffolk FA on projects, possibly attend The FA Leadership Academy and gain valuable knowledge and experience for their future careers.
Several Young Leaders have gone on to make their mark nationally in recent years as a result of being involved in the programme.
Amy King, who attended The FA Leadership Academy at St George’s Park last year, is pictured above receiving her award for being Highly Commended Award in the Rising Star category in The FA and McDonald’s Grassroots Football Awards for 2019. She is flanked by Carol Rogerson of McDonald’s and Suffolk FA Chair Phil Lawler.
Richard Bugg said: “We are delighted to continue our association with Suffolk FA for a fifth successive season.
“We gain a lot of enjoyment from being able to support young leaders and follow their progress as they grow and develop.”
Suffolk FA Mini Soccer & Youth Football Development Officer James Morley, who co-ordinates the programme and the Suffolk Youth Council, said: “Thank you to Richard and Jenny Bugg for their continued support of our Young Leaders and Youth Council programme.
“They have been great to work with over the past four seasons and we look forward to continue to provide opportunities to develop young people in Suffolk.”