shcfa football futures
- Learn and experience different roles within football
- Gain valuable practical experience of football development
- Develop and expand your network
- Meet key employers that could help your future progress
- Improve your C.V
- Gain rewards for hours committed
Football Futures Camp
Our Football Futures Camp aims to help young leaders gain experience and learn about different roles within football through gaining knowledge and practical experience from a variety of workshops. Young people are the future of football and this programme aims to engage the next generation of young leaders through upskilling, support and providing opportunities.
Past camps have included officiating, disability football, coaching and leadership skills. All of this enables young volunteers to go back to their clubs and enhance their confidence and coaching skills. Additionally, the opportunity to network with likeminded people and members of the County FA increase personal knowledge and employability in the future.
Furthermore, the Football Futures Camp can help you gain rewards for the hours you commit to volunteering.
If you are aged 13-16 and want to be involved on our next camp, you can find more details here
Higher and Further Education Football Development Event
In November 2017 we held our first HE/FE event at Sheffield Hallam University. This event invited college and University students to attend and gain knowledge and insight on a number of topics such as influencing, leadership and motivation. The event was free for all to attend and workshops were delivered by FA staff, University lecturers, County FA staff and Youth Council members.
This event gave attendees further employability skills for those looking for a future in football and sport in general as well as giving them the chance to hear about volunteering opportunities in the local area to enhance their CV. Moreover, attendees were given the chance to apply to join the Youth Council and help to deliver projects in the region to support the development of football and young people.
The respect campaign is a huge initiative across the country to ensure good behaviour is shown both on and off the pitch at all levels to create an enjoyable and inclusive game for all. To help our County FA promote and achieve this standard across our region, Youth Council members have attended a number of games in the past year to raise awareness, gather feedback and interact with young people. Members have attended a whole range of matches from England U21 internationals to Women’s Championship Play Off games. Youth Council members have also taken advantage of County FA mascot Respect Ralph to help raise awareness at matches!