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  2019/20, 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:

            -           Overseeing our 'Young Volunteer Programme'
            -           SEN schools festivals
            -           Youth engagement projects
            -           Euro 2020 FA Fives 
            -           Supporting Wildcats provision
            -           Supporting regional Futsal events
            -           Attending Council meetings 

Members of the BBFA Youth Council will also receive a benefits package (coming Summer 2020) which will include aspects such as:

            -           Branded Nike Kit
            -           Discounted BBFA courses
            -           CPD training opportunities
            -           Mentoring
            -           Work placements and internships
            -           Attendance at the national FA Leadership Academy at St. Georges Park
            -           Reference and CV support
            -           Travel bursary

Meet Your Youth Council

Our six Youth Council members all have valid FA DBS checks, and a wide variety of skills to support our young volunteers. Find out a little more about them, below.

Annie is an FA level 1 coach, and Welfare officer for Chesham United Girls. She has good experience of playing and running teams, fully understands all the benefits that playing sport can bring and enhance young people lives.

Currently at Uni of Warwick, Ellie is president of their Ladies Football club, a keen footballer Ellie plays in the BUC league. She has also taken up the opportunity to be involved in the FA university leadership programme allowing her to explore opportunities to work in football.

Jack has great experience of youth councils, he has attended the FA Leadership Academy last summer, and has a strong network of contacts from other Youth Councils. Jack is a keen footballer, who has set up disability football team at his university and has liaised with partners and companies to drive disability football forward.

Naomi has been involved in the Youth Council since 2013, her main experience is as a player, but has got involved in coaching schools football sessions. Naomi has a particular interest in safeguarding Children and often supports CSL Beryl Richardson in monitoring and ensuring safeguarding standards are being maintained within clubs. Naomi was our BBFA young leader of the year 2017/18.

Currently studying at the Royal Holloway University, Yohan captained his side as teenager and has good communications skills, he has experienced being side lined with injury for numerous months, and the mental strength that is required to stay passionate about the game he has sort volunteering opportunities both in football and in his local hospital.

Youth Council Events

Upcoming Events

Meeting & Young Volunteer Update

Date:          27th March 20 -  Meet and Match (England v Italy)
4.30pm onwards

Coming soon...

FA Fives

Date: May 2nd / 3rd 2020
Time: TBC
Location: Arbour Park, Slough

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! 


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Want To join the BBFA Youth Council?

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 Lisa Welling, 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 Lisa directly via the button link below.

Email Lisa Welling