The scheme allows volunteers working within clubs and schools (under 22) with the opportunity to access support from the County FA while logging volunteer hours. The importance of volunteers in grass roots football cannot be underestimated and Westmorland County FA are committed to supporting the Volunteers of the Future.
Six leadership and volunteering Football Futures themes are now being used to allow more young volunteers to be involved:
• Coaching and working with teams
• Running Events
• Running and developing the game
• Promoting the game
Westmorland FA’s programme links into The FA National programme giving two young leaders from the county the opportunity to attend The FA National Camp. Details of last year’s camp can be seen by clicking here.
Already this season, young volunteers have had the opportunity to attend a number of training opportunities involving coaching and refereeing.
Young Leaders can access the following accredited courses through the scheme:
Junior Football organiser’s courses,
1st 4 Sport Level 1 Award in Coaching Football
Age Appropriate Introductory Module
Basic Referee course
CLICK HERE for details on the current opportunities
Club and school specific courses are available on request.
Football Future Young Leaders have the chance to gain certificates for the number of hours volunteered while supporting local Charter Standard Clubs and schools. To register onto the scheme, please complete the Football Futures Registration Form and return to Daniel Ferguson.
Hours can be logged using the Volunteer Hours log. Leaders should get this verified and return to the Football Development Officer.
If you’re a young volunteer and would like to know more about the scheme or to get involved at County level or if you volunteer within a Club and know there are young volunteers assisting, contact Info@WestmorlandFA.com for further details.