BBFA Youth Council
Giving young people a voice across Berks & Bucks
Welcome to the page of the BBFA Youth Council
“Giving young people a voice across Berks & Bucks”
The BBFA Youth Council, which is newly reformed in 2018, is a collective of passionate and enthusiastic young people who want to make a difference to youth football across Berks & Bucks.
Within Berks & Bucks we have over 2300 youth teams that exist to provide footballing opportunities for young people. Over recent years we have witnessed young people taking on more responsibility within the game and becoming involved in areas such as refereeing, coaching, volunteering and marketing. The Youth Council provides a platform for those young people to share their ideas, gain experience and work with other likeminded young people with the support of the BBFA to plan and deliver projects.
Example projects and opportunities could include:
- Youth engagement projects
- SEN schools festivals
- BBFA Twitter takeovers
- Hosting county cup draws
- Supporting Wildcats provision
- Supporting regional Futsal events
- Attending youth league meetings
Members of the BBFA Youth Council will also receive a benefits package (coming Summer 2018) which will include aspects such as:
- Branded Nike Kit
- Discounted BBFA courses
- CPD training opportunities
- Work placements and internships
- Attendance at the national FA Leadership Academy at St. Georges Park
- Reference and CV support
- Travel bursary
Check out the latest events supported or run by the Youth Council...
BBFA Buckinghamshire Youth Council SEN Festival
Date: 14 June 2018
Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm
The BBFA Youth Council will be hosting their first ever SEN festival for schools across Berks & Bucks, this will also be the first project the new BBFA Youth Council has delivered since its reformation. The festival is an opportunity for SEN schools to come together and enjoy a morning of football whilst providing an opportunity to inspire pupils to join local teams and continue playing after the festival.
Videos & Photos
Can you take on the challenge...?
This section is still under construction but we're hoping to have photos and videos to show you the types of work we do and also a few fun football challenge videos to share...
It's coming soon (hopefully!) so watch this space for more details...
Tell us what you think!
Do you have ideas on how to make youth football in your area better?
We always want to hear from other young people involved in football or that have ideas or feedback they want to share with us! We've developed a simple feedback form that you can fill out online by click on the link below:
Give us your feedback
Not really one for feedback forms? We hear you!
Why not send us a tweet, message on Facebook or a picture on Instragram to our dedicated BBFA Youth Council accounts instead - just click the icon below and it'll take you to our page!
Find out how you can get involved and become a young leader of the game in your area.
We're always happy to talk to people about the BBFA Youth Council, and welcome interest from any young person who would like to join the council and help us make a positive impact on the grassroots game locally.
If you want to find out more please take a look at the information below which sets out how to get in touch with us dependent on whether you are under the age of 18 or over.
Under 18’s, please ask a parent or guardian to email Sam Wheeler, BBFA Football Development Office working with the Youth Council, by clicking the button below. For anyone who is 18 years old or over, please get in touch with Sam directly via the button link below.
Email Sam Wheeler