Telford College is hosting a ‘young leaders’ day for teenage football fans who are interested in becoming coaches, administrators or referees.
The session, organised by the Shropshire FA Youth Council, will be held on October 30, from 9.30am to 4.30pm and is open to anyone between the ages of 14 and 18 looking for that initial platform to begin their journey.
The day will be a mixture of practical workshops on topics such as promoting the game, refereeing, coaching, welfare and safeguarding, plus activities on the college’s 3G pitches and inside the Sports Dome.
Here at Telford College we have a thriving football development programme, including a partnership with Premier League club Wolverhampton Wanderers. We also hosted the Telford round of the People’s FA Cup last season.
Eve Bailey, Shropshire football development officer, said: “This year’s young football leadership day is focused around those who want to further their development as a leader, coach or referee, as well as learning ways in which to promote the game, back in their school or college teams and clubs across the county.”
The workshops will be delivered by qualified, experienced and knowledgeable FA staff, with members of Shropshire FA’s youth council that are highly enthusiastic and passionate about the development of the next generation within the county.
It costs ¬£5 to take part. More details are available on the Shropshire FA website, or by emailing email@example.com. Previous volunteering or leadership experience is preferred, but not essential.
Jenny Nolan, director of vocational and higher education at Telford College, said: “We are keen to work as closely as possible with Shropshire FA to promote opportunities to young people, and give local football stars a chance to shine, on and off the pitch.