Football Futures

Football Futures rewards young people for volunteering in football. The leadership and volunteering programme aims to recruit, develop, reward, and provide a progressive pathway for young leaders to develop a skilled workforce as well as developing them as young people.

Who is Football Futures for?
Any young person aged between 12 to 24 who has an interest in getting involved in football leadership and volunteering. This can be in a range of environments be it at a school, college, university, attached to an FA Charter Standard Club or League, or other like-minded partner. Volunteering isn’t just coaching it can include administration at clubs or events, running fundraising days, refereeing, running leagues and promoting the game through social media, video editing and other methods.


How does Football Futures work?
Young leaders sign up to the programme for free by completing the application form at the bottom of this page, we will then be in contact with you promoting volunteering opportunities and asking YOU what skills you would like to develop and seeing how we can support it.


Are there any further opportunities?
Yes! Durham County FA holds an annual Football Futures Conference, which is open to any of our young leaders on Football Futures. The camp brings together lots of leaders across the county, who experience a series of workshops, in a variety of football themes such as refereeing, coaching, disability football and Futsal.

There is also the opportunity to become a part of the Durham County Youth Forum who will support Durham County FA staff in delivering the Children and Young People offer, ensuring that Young People are at the heart of our game. Being a part of this team will also open the opportunity for you to apply to be a part of the national Game Youth Council who are the voice of children and young people within football across the country.

This really is a great chance for leaders to experience a once in a lifetime opportunity at a young age. 

How do I get involved?
You can sign up for Football Futures by completing the application process here

Or contact Laura Pye, Football Development Officer (Futsal & Leadership)

Phone: 0191 3872928

And make sure you follow us on twitter @DurhamFACYP and @DurhamFA to get the latest news and updates on all things Football Futures.

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