The Football Association and Lancashire County Football Association acknowledges the role volunteers play throughout football and is keen to support the volunteer workforce by offering a range of opportunities and courses to develop their leadership experience.
The North West Regional County FA’s of Lancashire, Manchester, Cheshire, Liverpool, Isle of Man and West Riding have been working closely to develop an individual County FA Young Volunteers programnme. This year Lancashire County FA’s Young Volunteers Event will be held at the Lancashire Football Association, The County Ground, Thurston Road, Leyland from 9.45am - 4.45pm on Friday 22th February 2013.
The Young Volunteers Event will cater for the demand that we experience for young volunteers coming into football from the School Games Volunteers programme and other volunteer programmes. The Young Volunteers event will provide modules around Refereeing, Coaching Disabled Footballers and a Skills Coaches module in line with the National Skills Coaches programme. The modules will be delivered by fully qualified FA Regional and County FA Staff.
The aim and objective of the event is to provide Young Volunteers with an abundance of football knowledge and ideas which will empower them to make a difference in their football communities. It will also enable them to progress onto future courses and programmes here at the Lancashire County FA.
Following on from the Volunteers Camp, the young volunteers must commit to further voluntary work in their local football club and / or school in order to use their new skills and develop their leadership experience further.
Criteria for LFA Young Volunteers Camp 2013:
All applicants applying to attend the Lancashire County FA’s Young Volunteers event will be required to meet the following criteria:
Currently enrolled on the Lancashire FA Football Futures Young Volunteers programme, Lancashire Sport / Greater Sport Sports Makers programme or Volunteers for the School Games programme
Aged 14 – 21 years old
Hold one of the following qualifications: FA JFO / JFL, FA Level 1 Certificate, JSL, CSL Or equivalent leadership qualification
Have already volunteered in sport for a minimum of 5 hours
Must be committed to volunteering for a further 10 hours in local football club / college / school after attending the event
Application endorsed by School Sports Coordinator, teacher, club manager / coach or parent
Lancashire County FA will envisage between 40 – 50 young volunteers to attended this years camp; all places will be given on a first come first serve basis providing each individual young volunteer meets the criteria above. School Games Organisors, School Sport Coordinator, teachers, club coaches and managers are asked to encourage young people who meet the criteria to complete the nomination form and apply to attend the event. On receiving the application / s I will contact you directly to confirm your place / s. Please note the deadline for all young volunteer entries is Friday 15th February 2013
If you require any further information for the Lancashire County FA’s Young Volunteers Event please contact the Lancashire FA’s Development Office on 01772 624000.