Young Volunteers

Young Volunteers

Become a Young Leader of the game with the OFA

Are you motivated? Passionate? Determined? Enthusiastic?

Are you aged between 12-24 years old?

Do you love football? Perhaps, you're playing the game on regular basis, coaching at your local club or refereeing in your spare time but want to do something more?
 
Maybe you love football but you aren't currently involved in the sport but want to get started?
 
Whatever it is, and wherever you are on your football adventure, we can help you take the next steps and support you on your journey to become a future leader of the game; making decisions and shaping the direction of football in Oxfordshire for generations to come.
 
Through a combination of Young Volunteer programmes, leadership opportunities, courses and funding we can help you develop and achieve your goals.
 
Below, you'll find details on how to join our Youth Leadership Team; a group of young volunteers from Oxfordshire who run projects and events to help others in the game progress, information about the popular Football Futures Programme and additional details on the appropriate courses and funding available to you.

Youth Leadership Team

For those young leaders who want to have more of an impact, they can apply to join our Youth Leadership Team. The team delivers projects on behalf of Oxfordshire FA to support youth football and young leaders using their knowledge and experiences.

The team has previously run the Football Futures Day, and will this season be doing so again as well supporting referees transition to adult football, and supporting Oxfordshire FA promote Respect.

To get involved with youth football in Oxfordshire and join our team, please contact us.

The FA Football Futures Programme

Football Futures is a volunteer programme for young people aged 12-24 years old. Its aim is to recruit and reward young people for their work within football.

Any volunteering role within football fits in to the Football Futures Programme, from Coaches to referees, club secretaries to press officer, Chairperson to website designer.

The programme is completely free and offers members a variety of benefits.

Criteria:

  • Must be aged 12-24
  • Must be volunteering within football (or work with us to find an opportunity for you)

For more information about The FA Football Futures Programme, please get in touch with our team.

Courses for Young Volunteers

To kick-off your adventure as a young volunteer in football, whether it be as coach, referee or in a leadership role, we've got a number of suitable courses that will help you get started.

Course  Minimum Age  
The FA Junior Football Leaders Course* 12
The FA Basic Referees Course 14
The FA Level 1 Coaching Award  16

*Courses are run based on requests from clubs or schools.

If you are interested in running one of these courses, please contact us.

the ray mills trust fund

funding for young coaches & referees

The Ray Mills Trust Fund was set up in memory of Ray Mills, a past Chairman, Director and Vice President of the Oxfordshire FA of which he served for over 25 years.

The purpose of the Trust Fund is to encourage young people to apply for financial help to go on coaching courses (16-19) and referee courses (14-19), so that they can help provide quality coaching and refereeing at Oxfordshire FA affiliated clubs.