Youth Council Hosts Conference for the Capitals Young Leaders

On the 7th of April the London FA Youth Council hosted a conference aiming to bring together and upskill young coaches, referees and volunteers from a

The day kicked off with an opening talk from the London FA Youth Council Chair Luke Blake who spoke about his journey so far in volunteering and being part of the Football Futures programme, as well as the positive impact and opportunities he has experienced as a result and what he aspires to achieve in the future.

The leaders then went on to a Media workshop with Football Beyond Borders TV Head of Communications Tom Perez, looking at the impact of Social Media, how to utilise it to promote ideas, individuals, projects and activities and how to put together, edit and post a video using a smartphone or tablet.

The second workshop of the day got the participants on the move. Led by London FA Skills Coach Chris Abel, the session looked at different coaching styles and how to deliver an effective practice when working with 5-11 year olds.

The final workshop saw many of the participants experience walking football for the first time. Recreational Football Officers Neil Jolliffe and David Streetley got the Young Leaders working in groups to look at the wider impact and benefits of walking football, suitable warm-ups and how to set up a session before hitting the futsal courts and giving it a go!

The workshops were followed by a Stadium tour around Leyton Orient FC and the day was rounded off by an inspiring talk from KickItOut Education and Development Manager Troy Townsend.

London FA Event Partners

The London FA Youth Council would like to thank all the Young Leaders for attending and making it a great event as well as all our partner organisations who helped to make the day happen!

Ibrahim Fagge, Youth Council member said:

    '' The London FA youth Council have worked extremely hard behind the scenes in partnership with London FA's skills team, Recreational Football Officers, Football beyond borders, Kitlocker, Kick it out and Leyton Orient Trust in order to efficiently plan and deliver this event to aspiring football enthusiasts, looking to qualify themselves and gain credible experience within football. We hope to continue to play a full part in the development and promotion of grass roots football within London and hopefully improve the overall quality of opportunities delivered to young people''.

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