Youth Council - Hands In

Youth CouncilĀ 

The Kent FA Youth Council is made of up some of the most passionate young people in Kent football

The Kent FA Youth Council is designed to inspire, empower and provide a voice for all children and young people to influence change, and develop a lasting legacy in Football.

It provides a platform for young people to support youth participation in decision making in the county. The Youth Council devise and lead on their own projects throughout the year.

The award winning Youth Council enables young people in Kent to identify, discuss and consider local grassroots football issues and areas of concern that they consider important.

Get In Touch

Lee Suter - Senior Football Development Officer

By Phone: 01622 792140
(9am - 5pm Monday - Friday)

By Email: Lee.Suter@KentFA.com

Kent FA Youth Council Campaigns

The Kent FA Youth Council aim to sign up 2015 young people to the Football Futures programme by this time next year. The Kent FA Football Futures programme is intended to support young people interested in volunteering in football by rewarding them for their volunteering and providing opportunities for them to receive training, gain experience and meet other young volunteers in the game.

The Kent FA Youth Council are attempting to get more people involved in grassroots football, and have produced a series of videos to showing the different pathways available. The Youth Council decided to run this campaign in response to falling participation figures in the sport and a worrying drop-off in player numbers in the 16-19 year old age group. 

Over a very special two week campaign the Kent FA Youth Council shinned the spotlight with daily features on some of Kent’s brilliant volunteers while sharing good practice to support clubs and leagues to recruit and recognise its workforce. Over the course of the two weeks the Kent FA Youth Council ambassadors and staff also carried out ten surprise visits and presentations to some of our very special volunteers.

Supported by members of Kent FA staff, the Youth Council collaborated with Fixers UK, a charity which supports young people across the UK to take action and change things for the better, orchestrate a campaign tackling foul and abusive language in the game.

YOUTH COUNCIL AMBASSADORS
Our current Youth Council Ambassadors;

  • Laurel Collins (Head of Youth Council)
  • Aidan Willis(Head of Youth Council Projects)
  • Alexander Faulkner
  • Amy Nash
  • Andrew Parker
  • Ben Fuller
  • Freya Bartlett
  • Jack Girling
  • Jake Fuller
  • Joe Smith
  • Laura Howard
  • Lauren Ramsden
  • Nicholas Bremer
  • Sonny Adshead
  • Stephen Taylor
  • Tia Walby
  • Toby Elgar
Football Futures Awards 2016
Kent FA's Youth Council Collecting an FA Football Futures' Award