Applications Open to Join Youth Leadership Team

Can you offer a voice to children and young people in the county?

Oxfordshire FA (OFA) are welcoming applications from young leaders, volunteers and players across the county to join the Oxfordshire FA Youth Leadership Team for the 2021-22 season. 

Offering a voice to children and young people in the county, the Youth Leadership Team (YLT) aims to improve football through offering opinions and advice, delivering projects, running events and developing new programmes to help shape football within the county. 

The OFA are looking for 14-24 year olds who would like to be involved in this team and have a passion to help shape how football is run within Oxfordshire. 

Over the past 24 months, the YLT have developed a number of projects, including a highly successful Volunteer Appreciation Programme which allows clubs and leagues to put forward nominations for a monthly award for our most dedicated volunteers. 

The group have also worked with Oxfordshire FA staff to consult with young people across the county. The aim was to find out young people's experiences in football since the first lockdown and understand what changes they would like to see to improve their involvement in the game. The feedback will help shape work of Oxfordshire FA and Youth Leadership Team throughout 2021-22.

Oxfordshire FA are looking for new members that can join the team and can support with some of the exciting projects for the new season!

Example projects for the new season could include:

  • Youth Engagement Projects
  • Youth Leadership Days
  • Youth Consultation
  • Respect Campaign
  • Supporting with festivals and events
  • And more!

The benefits of being part of the team include: 

  • Develop your leadership skills
  • Improve your CV
  • Make a difference to football across the county
  • Access to CPD Training Workshops run by OFA
  • References if needed

Meetings will run on the following dates:

  • Monday 6 September 2021, 6:30pm – 8pm
  • Monday 4 October 2021, 6:30pm – 8pm
  • Monday 8 November 2021, 6:30pm – 8pm
  • Monday 13 December 2021, 6:30pm – 8pm
  • Monday 10 January 2022, 6:30pm – 8pm
  • Monday 7 February 2022, 6:30pm – 8pm
  • Monday 7 March 2022, 6:30pm – 8pm
  • Monday 11 April 2022, 6:30pm – 8pm
  • Monday 9 May 2022, 6:30pm – 8pm
  • Monday 6 June 2022, 6:30pm – 8pm

Please note that meetings will be held virtually to start the season with a move to hold these in person when safe and allowed to do so.

There is an expectation that members should attend all meetings where possible. If you have any questions on this, please get in touch.

All face-to-face meetings will be held at the Oxfordshire FA Headquarters, Unit 4, Witan Park, Avenue 2, Station Lane in Witney. 

To apply to be part of the team, simply click here and fill out the application form

The closing date for applications is Friday 9 July 2021

There will be informal interviews for those that have been shortlisted. Anyone aged U18 must be joined by a parent or guardian.

For more information on the Youth Leadership Team, please contact Michael Thurlow on 01993 778586 (option 2) or development@oxfordshirefa.com