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Young Volunteers

​Young Volunteers in Football

Looking to get involved in local volunteering? Want to learn leadership skills? Grassroots clubs are always looking for volunteers so there are plenty of opportunities to get involved! 

Football relies on young volunteers to work within clubs, leagues and teams and so they will often support volunteers with training to help protect the future of grassroots football.

Cornwall FA Youth Leadership Academy

Our Youth Leadership Academy offers the chance to meet other brilliant young volunteers, to share ideas and provide feedback on the state of youth football. We also host regular meetings to help our future leaders grow and improve their skills.

The Academy is blessed with some of the county's brightest young minds who are currently working to further youth representation in grassroots clubs as part of Cornwall FA's Youth Onside campaign.

For more information about Youth Onside or the Youth Leadership Academy please contact



To get involved contact us using the details to the right with your name, age, area you live and what type of football you would like to get into. Our officer will be in touch with some opportunities that are available. 

  • You can build a portfolio of your achievements within your club
  • Gain experience and knowledge from the Cornwall FA team when volunteering at events
  • Build your experience to potentially become part of the CornwallFA Youth Council
  • You will gain vital experience with a national governing body
  • Attend our annual Leadership Camp, where you will look at different areas of football

Clubs across Cornwall are always looking for young volunteers to get involved in various roles withing their club. Young volunteers usually get involved in football through coaching or refereeing, however, with the change in social trends there are now roles such as administration, marketing, sponsorship and kit management. Use the 'Find football near you' tool below to find your nearest club and get involved today!


Get In Touch

Will Snapes

Football Development Officer
(Youth and Adult Male)

01208 262988
(9am - 5pm, Monday - Friday)