Football Futures

An introduction to FF

Cornwall FA Football Futures

If you are aged 14 - 25 and interested in volunteering in football related activities then you will love our Football Futures Programme which is FREE to join up!

The FA Football Futures programme is aimed at developing the next generation of football volunteers. The programme tries to enthuse, retain and develop young volunteers regardless of their background, gender or ability.

It targets young people and aims to develop them into young leaders within football. The programme works in partnership with Sports Leaders UK, Youth Sport Trust, Sport England, Schools, Charter Standard Clubs and other appropriate organisations and agencies.

How Do You Get Involved?

Each season there is an open window for applications onto the programme allowing representatives from Schools, Charter Standard Clubs and other organisations to nominate young leaders.

Students and Mentors will receive a letter to explain the FF volunteering for the season, as well as a log book to start recording hours. Hours can be recorded for one of the following themes:

*Coaching and Working With Teams


*Running Events

*Running and Developing the Game

*Promoting the Game


All these voluntary hours must be verified by the Students Mentor. This person will be responsible for monitoring the Football Futures placement (with support from Cornwall County FA).

To find out how to register on the Programme contact Warren Parker on: 01208 262986 or 07846293067

Once all paperwork has been completed  and the young leader has been registered they can start logging their hours using the log book.

Will There Be Any Support Available for Me?

Initially, young leaders can be supported to find a FA Charter Standard Club or School to volunteer at. There will then be ongoing support from Cornwall County FA through the Football Futures network. This will provide training and network opportunities throughout the year. Some of the training opportunities will focus on the practical and theoretical aspects of leadership such as developing coaching and refereeing skills, disability football, Futsal and much more.

Football Futures Camp 2015

We held our second annual FF Camp on 30th March 2015 at Brannel School and were delighted with the quality of the Football Futures Students that attended. The workshops that were provided were outstanding and we would like to thank Paul Rowe and Dominick Edwards from the Cornwall FA Skills Team and Daniel Greenough Regional Football Mash Up and Children & Young People lead.

 The topics delivered included :-

Planning and reflecting on sessions delivered to Children aged 5 to 11years.

An introduction to Futsal

Delivery to Children incorporating the (STEP Principle)

Delivering Informal Football (Mash Up & Team 16)

Warren Parker commented 'at the Camp today we witnessed a real quality group of students who were taken out of their comfort zones from the beginning. They excelled with all the tutors remarking on how impressed they were with the standard of Cornwall's Football Futures students'

Congratulations to everyone that attended and a special thank you to Beth Willshaw and George Lumley who represented Cornwall at the FF National Camp in 2014 and returned to present on their experiences and advise on opportunities available the students.

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