Youth Leadership Team

OFA Youth Leadership Team

WELCOME TO THE PAGE OF THE OFA YOUTH LEADERSHIP TEAM

“Giving young people a voice across Oxfordshire”

The OFA Youth Leadership Team, which is newly reformed in 2018, is a collective of passionate and enthusiastic young people who want to make a difference to youth football across Oxfordshire.

Within Oxfordshire we have over 700 youth teams that exist to provide footballing opportunities for young people. Over recent years we have witnessed young people taking on more responsibility within the game and becoming involved in areas such as refereeing, coaching, volunteering and marketing. The YLT provides a platform for those young people to share their ideas, gain experience and work with other likeminded young people with the support of the OFA to plan and deliver projects.

Example projects and opportunities could include:

  • Youth engagement projects
  • Volunteer Appreciation Programmes
  • OFA Twitter takeovers
  • Supporting Wildcats provision
  • Supporting regional Futsal events
  • Attending youth league meetings 

Members of the OFA YLT will also receive a benefits package which will include aspects such as:

  • Branded Nike Kit
  • Discounted OFA Courses
  • Access to CPD Training Workshops run by Oxfordshire FA
  • Mentoring
  • Opportunity to attend the FA Leadership Academy at St. George’s Park (Application) 
  • References if needed
  • Travel expenses 

TELL US WHAT YOU THINK!

Do you have ideas on how to make youth football in your area better? 

We always want to hear from other young people involved in football who have ideas or feedback they want to share with us! We've developed a simple feedback form that you can fill out online by click on the link below:

GIVE US YOUR FEEDBACK

Any ideas you share with us will be taken into account during OFA YLT meetings and be fed back into the senior management of the OFA to help shape future plans for football development of Oxfordshire. 

WANT TO JOIN THE OFA YOUTH LEADERSHIP TEAM?

Find out how you can get involved and become a young leader of the game in your area.

We're always happy to talk to people about the OFA YLT, and welcome interest from any young person who would like to join the YLT and help us make a positive impact on the grassroots game locally.

If you want to find out more, please take a look at the information below which sets out how to get in touch with us dependent on whether you are under the age of 18 or over.

Under 18s, please ask a parent or guardian to email James Shiplee, OFA Football Development Officer working with the YLT, by emailing Development@OxfordshireFA.com.

For anyone who is 18 years old or over, please get in touch with James directly.