What is the aim of the ‘Football Futures’ Programme?
The aim of the LRCFA 'Football Futures' programme is to support a selected number of Football Leaders as they look to gain invaluable experience and knowledge through volunteering their time to work in football. This can be achieved through volunteer placements at local FA Charter Standard Clubs, working at School based events and activities, and supporting LRCFA run events.
What kind of activities can Young Leaders get involved in?
Six leadership and volunteering Football Futures themes are now being used to allow more young volunteers to be involved these are:
- Coaching & Working with teams
- Running Events
- Running and developing the game
- Promoting the game
Are there any other benefits?
The LRCFA will hope to encourage Young Leaders to make the most of the volunteering experiences throughout the County, and provide them with some valuable life skills. The LRCFA will also help each Young Leader to gain a number of football related qualifications. LRCFA ask all Young Leaders to log their volunteer hours, this ensures all can be certified for their commitment to the programme. The local Football community will also benefit by gaining the services of a willing and proactive volunteer.
Who is the Programme aimed at?
The Programme is available to any individual with an interest in football, who is aged between 14-19. Although to be eligible for The FA East Midlands 'Football Futures' Camp, and The FA National 'Football Futures' participants must be 16-19 years old on the dates of the camps - these normally run in April and July respectively. LRCFA are eligible to nominate 4 Young Leaders to attend the FA East Midlands 'Football Futures' camp, and 2 individuals (1 male and 1 female) to represent Leicestershire & Rutland at The FA National 'Football Futures' Camp.
The pinnacle of the programme is that 4 Young Leaders from the National 'Football Futures' Camp are chosen to represent the FA and England through the 'Changing Lives' Programme. This offers these young people the opportunity to travel to deprived
countries, to work alongside and pass knowledge to young leaders from these communities.
How can I get involved in the 'Football Futures' Programme?
Complete the Leicestershire & Rutland CFA ’Football Futures’ Application form (below) and return it to:
Leicestershire & Rutland CFA
Dog & Gun Lane
Once you have returned the Application Form you will be contacted with more information as well a list of opportunities and support we can offer to help you develop as a Young Leader.