FA Young Leaders

BBFA Youth Network

Giving young people a voice across Berks & Bucks

Welcome to the page of the BBFA Youth Network

“Giving young people a voice across Berks & Bucks”

The BBFA Youth Network 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 Network provides a platform for those young people to share their ideas, gain experience and work with other like-minded 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
            -           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
            -           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 NEtwork

Our five Youth Network 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.

Ellie was appointed Chairperson in December 2020. I am passionate about using sport as a tool to improve lives and feel very lucky to be a part of the BBFA Youth Council to impact young people across the county through football. I have been a keen player since the age of 4 and am very fortunate to now work in the game I love at MK Dons SET as Women's Participation Officer. 

Ellie Reid

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 a disability football team at his University and has liaised with partners and companies to drive disability football forward.

Jack Spencer-Jones

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 has previously supported the Designated Safeguarding Officer in monitoring and ensuring safeguarding standards are being maintained within clubs. Naomi was our BBFA young leader of the year 2017/18.

Naomu Norrie


Currently studying at the Royal Holloway University, Yohan captained his side as a teenager and has good communications skills, he has experienced being sidelined 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.

Yohan Augustine

Nicole joined the Youth Council in 20/21 and plays for Maidenhead United Women. Nicole recently founded new club called ABC Kicks in Reading and is FA Level 2 qualified coach.  

Youth NETWORK Events

Coming soon...

Young Volunteer Conference 

Date: TBC- Summer 2021
Time: TBC
Location: TBC

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 tweet us or send a message through our dedicated BBFA Youth Network account instead?

Tweet the Youth Network! Youth Council Twitter
Want To join the BBFA Youth NEtwork?

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 Network. We welcome interest from any young person who would like to join the network 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 Richard Brant, BBFA Football Development Office working with the Youth Network by clicking the link below. For anyone aged 18 years old or over, please get in touch with Rich, directly via the button link:

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