Youth Council Applications

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Sheffield & Hallamshire Youth Council are looking for new volunteers ahead of the 2019/20 season.

What is the Youth Council?

Sheffield & Hallamshire County FA Youth Council is a group of young people aged 14-24 whose mission is to increase youth representation in football and to raise awareness of opportunities available for young people within football.

Why apply?

Joining the Youth Council is a great tool for personal development, the skills learned and developed during your time in the Youth Council such as; planning, leadership, communication and teamwork will arm you with valuable skills required for success in your future career.

What is the commitment?

During the 2019/20 season there will be a minimum of 6 meetings that will take place at a variety of times from midweek evenings to weekends. Youth Council members will also work on specific projects for which they will be required to attend associated events for during the season. We ask applicants to consider if they feel they will be able attend at least 75% of youth council commitments during the season before submitting an application.  

Who should apply?

The youth council is available to anyone aged 14-24 years old, if you are motivated about increasing youth representation across grassroots football in the county and to raise awareness of opportunities for young people, then this is the role for you!

Don’t just take our word for it; one of the Youth Councils big success stories is Alicia:

“I would not be where I am today without Sheffield & Hallamshire County FA Youth Council. Before taking part in the Youth Council I was already a player, coach and referee. Been part of the Youth Council guided me to my true passion and future career in Football Development. It has been a very important step in my career and has led me in to many amazing and life changing opportunities including the chance to attend the FA National Football Futures Camp and the Youth Sport Trust National Talent Camp. From here I have then been selected to mentor on the FA National Young Coach Development Programme and then go to South Korea to mentor on the United Nations Sport Development and Peace Camp.

The Youth Council has inspired me to go out of my way and to work hard to develop the future game for the next generation. I learnt and got experience in many important aspects of football development some include the planning and running of events, communication and building relationships with key partners, managing budgets, team work, coaching and leading and delivering presentations and meetings.  I would recommend anybody who wants a career in Football Development to join their local Youth Council.” 

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Any questions?
If you have any questions please contact Youth Council on twitter @SHFAYC or email 

As this role involves direct access to young persons under the age of eighteen, within the context of the job or any subsequently related activities or responsibilities, the successful candidates will undergo a thorough screening process, which will include a Criminal Records Check if over the age of 16 to ensure their suitability for the role. Please be aware that if you turn 16 years of age during your appointment as a Youth Council member you be required to carry out n FA CRC Check on your 16th birthday.

All successful candidates will be required to undertake safeguarding training appropriate to the role and will have to adhere to the CFA’s Volunteer Code of Conduct.