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Youth Football

The FA’s Children and Young People offer is a key part of the National Game Strategy (NGS) and aims to provide opportunities for children and young people to play or volunteer in the game whilst at School, College or University.

Creating opportunities for children and young people to get involved in football is a key priority of the London FA as we look to develop football for all. The focusing on growing the number of opportunities for young people to play regularly, investing in the development of a high quality workforce (both student and staff), and raising standards to help create better players.

The London FA aims to empower children and young people to play and lead football activities through a variety of programmes and opportunities. For more information on Youth football, please contact Football Development Manager, Luke Thomson

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Reporting Concerns


If you feel that an adult connected to your league or club (e.g. a referee, coach or a volunteer) is mistreating someone under the age of 18, there are various confidential ways you can report this.

By ‘mistreating’, we mean behaving towards under-18s in a physical or verbal way you believe is threatening or makes the young person feel scared or bad.

Find out more and watch a short film The FA has produced explaining how to report your concerns. Of course, everything is completely confidential.

You can also contact London FA's Designated Safeguarding Officer, Yasmin Dyer.


Girls aged 5 - 11 across the county will be provided with increased opportunities to play football after a new nationwide participation programme was announced.

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