Berks & Bucks FA Youth Council

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On Saturday 4th May 2013 the Berks & Bucks FA Youth Council held its inaugural meeting. The Youth Council provides a platform for young people to discuss issues surrounding youth football in the county.

Within our County 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 and more responsibility within the game and becoming involved in numerous areas including; refereeing, coaching and volunteering within clubs. In addition our Football Futures programme and FA Community Awards have illustrated the talent and passion that young people in our County have for developing and improving standards within football.

The Berks & Bucks FA Youth Council is made up of 12 young people aged between 14 – 24, who each year independently decide on two areas of youth football they would like to impact on. They have discussions on how to improve these areas and come up with specific projects that will raise awareness and understanding. In addition the BBFA Youth Council are always to build partnerships with additional organisations and individuals to enhance activities further.

Young people involved in the BBFA Youth Council get the opportunity to develop a number of skills and gain practical experience in organising their own admin, planning projects, partnership work and attending a range of meetings in professional settings. Whilst the Berks & Bucks FA benefit from fresh views and opinions from those that are involved in all aspects of Youth Football Octoberfest

For more information on the Berks & Bucks FA Youth Council please email Jon Wood