SFA Youth Council relaunch July 2022

Youth Council are now recruiting

THE Suffolk FA Youth Council are now recruiting for the 2022-23 season.

THE Suffolk FA Youth Council are now recruiting for the 2022-23 season.

In the forthcoming season the Suffolk FA Youth Council, sponsored by R Bugg Trading Ltd, will consist of between eight and 12 members.

Suffolk FA Football Development Officer James Morley, who co-ordinates the Youth Council, said: “Alongside this we will continue to develop all members in their personal and professional development.

“We are committed to providing meaningful opportunities for young people in football.”


What is the Suffolk FA Youth Council?

A team of young people, between the ages of 16 and 25, who are the voice of the Youth for Suffolk. Suffolk FA involve the Youth Council in a meaningful way, by allowing them to provide equal weight and value to their ideas and suggestions that can influence the direction of Suffolk FA’s decisions.

As well as this, the focus is on personal development and providing experiences for members to help support future aspirations regardless as to whether that is in football/sport or not.


Importance of a Youth Council

Suffolk FA recognises that young people aren’t just the leaders of tomorrow. You as a Youth Council member, possess the energy, skills, and ideas to change football and the wider community. For this reason, your voice as a Youth Council member is imperative in ensuring Suffolk FA can make the appropriate and necessary changes for all the youths in Suffolk, and that can’t be done without you!


Benefits of joining Suffolk FA Youth Council

  • Personal and professional development opportunities
  • Free Nike Branded Kit
  • Opportunity to shape Suffolk FA football through existing and new initiatives
  • External Opportunities to represent Suffolk FA at events and meetings
  • Opportunity to develop a new Suffolk FA Youth Strategy

Recognising diversity and promoting inclusion is a priority for Suffolk FA in their efforts to make football a game For All.

Suffolk FA recognise that football’s workforce should represent wider society therefore applications from females, those from diverse ethnic backgrounds, people with disabilities, from diverse faith groups and from the LGBTQ+ communities (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) are especially welcomed.

Successful candidates will be expected to attend all meetings (whether they are in person or held on-line) throughout the season., although of course at times there are unexpected situations which may make attendance not possible.

However, it is crucial that applicants can make the first meeting, as this a key element of building a successful team for the season. The first meeting will ideally take place in person on Wednesday, August 24th 2022 at 6.30pm, based on the availability of the individuals on the Youth Council.

All roles with Suffolk FA Youth Council are voluntary. However, out-of-pocket expenses will be covered with the prior approval of FA staff.

If you are interested or know someone who you think would be suitable for a role on the Youth Council, then to apply please click the button below. The closing date for applications is 9am on Tuesday, August 2nd 2022.


If you have any questions about the Youth Council or what would be involved, then please contact Suffolk FA Football Development Officer James Morley on james.morley@suffolkfa.com or call 07976 957094.


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