Football Futures

The FA Football Futures programme aims to recruit, retain and develop a progressive pathway for young leaders in order to develop a skilled football workforce for the future.

The Bedfordshire FA Football Futures programme is free and is dedicated to supporting young leaders through offering guidance, support and opportunities. The young person is placed at the heart of the Football Futures programme choosing what, where and how they wish to volunteer in football across 6 football themes.


Who is the programme for?

The programme is available to any young person aged 13-25 who is volunteering within football. Your volunteer role can be at a school, college or university, attached to a charter standard club or league. Leaders can choose from a range of activities, from assisting with the coaching or running of a team, acting as the press officer for a junior league, developing a film to promote a new activity for young people to play, refereeing or being a Respect Ambassador.


What are the benefits?

•  Employability – CV
•  Networking with County FA / FA staff
•  Support through qualifications
•  Recognition via FA certificates and awards
•  Individual Development

Through Football Futures, a young person will gain valuable experience and develop skills that can be applied to all disciplines. Young Leaders within the programme will be offered support to gain football related qualifications such as the Level 1 in Coaching Football or the FA Referees' Course.


Further Opportunities?

• Bedfordshire FA Football Futures Camp - February half-term (2 days)
• Bedfordshire FA Youth Council
• The FA Football Futures Academy (held at St Georges Park)
• The FA National Game Youth Council
• Employment

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How to get involved?

Start your journey by contacting Marc Di Carlo on either 01582 565111 / Marc.DiCarlo@BedfordshireFA.com or by completing the Football Futures application form attached below.

Football Futures Application Form

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