Volunteering is a great way for young people to gather practical experience whilst also building new networks and relationships within grassroots sport. Within clubs and leagues there are a large amount of opportunities including roles in coaching, marketing and administration where you can learn new skills and gain relevant experience which could kick start your career.
The Young Volunteer schemes which Cheshire FA offer can be found below
Going Digital - a 21st Century Grassroots
Young people are familiar with technology in their everyday lives. Their knowledge and experience of using digital platforms such as social media, website and film is fantastic and can make a huge difference across leagues and clubs in Cheshire.
Going Digital is a scheme which brings together young people with these skillsets and places them into delivery groups. Using Cheshire FA’s contacts each Going Digital Group secures a partnership with a grassroots clubs or leagues and delivers a digital focused project. Previous work from young people involved in the Going Digital Scheme can be found below
· North West Under 21 Development League
· Cheshire Football League
We are looking for enthusiastic and dynamic people who have skills in digital media to grow the scheme. To submit your interest please leave your details within our online form found here (Link). Cheshire FA also work with the University of Football Business in Manchester (UCFB) and Chester University to recruit for this scheme.
Young Leaders Academy
The Young Leaders Academy is made up of a team of driven and passionate young people each of who have a connection to grassroots football by playing, volunteering or officiating. The Academy lead on various projects on behalf of Cheshire FA throughout a season including:-
· Representing young people on Cheshire FA Discipline commissions.
· Delivery of bespoke events and projects alongside the Cheshire FA Staff.
· Management of the Football Futures programme.
· Providing views into Cheshire FA’s delivery planning each year
· Feature as part of Cheshire FA’s Inclusion Advisory Group (IAG)
To become a member of the Young Leaders Academy you must be aged between 16 – 24 and be local to Cheshire. There is an application window process which opens during the summer after each football season and will be advertised on this page when it reopens.