We were delighted to join the celebrations and successes of the Big Brother Burngreave project and see three young graduates pass on their batons to the next in line.
Sheffield & Hallamshire County FA Football Development Officers, Mike Drummond and Leon Dearns attended the event and spoke with groups of young leaders about opportunities in football coaching and refereeing.
“It was great to see so many young people interested in getting involved in coaching and refereeing. This project [Big Brother Burngreave] has shown that developing your leadership skills as a young person opens the doors to new opportunities. As the local County FA, we want to help more young people take their first steps into volunteering in football”, Mike Drummond, SHCFA.
Inclusion continues to be a key area of work for the County FA and this was a great opportunity to speak with young people about how we can make football opportunities more accessible for community groups.
Following on from the successful BAME targeted FA Level 1 Coaching Course which ran in June 2019, we will continue to deliver courses within targeted communities to ensure under-represented groups have accessible opportunities in football.
“We are keen to meet and engage with new community groups across South Yorkshire. The Active Burngreave project demonstrates the power of community cohesion and sport, and we are always on the look out to help other similar projects”, Leon Dearns, SHCFA
For more information about how we can help your community group or project please contact us at Sheffield FA.