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Meet London FA's Youth Council

Nayim

Nayim Ahmed

Favourite Team and Player: Arsenal and Thierry Henry

Reason for joining the Youth Council: I joined the Youth Council to have a positive impact on young people from disadvantaged backgrounds and give every young person an equal opportunity.

Amina

Amina Smith-Gul

Favourite Team and Player: Manchester United and Amad Diallo

Reason for joining the Youth Council: I joined the Youth Council in order to help promote & grow grassroots football within disadvantaged communities. I feel it’s important that these communities get the support and opportunities that are available. Many young people within the city especially inner-city lack support & opportunities to better themselves which a lot of the time leads to crime rates & mental health detainment rates increasing.

Bethia

Bethia Green

Favourite Team and Player: Liverpool and Asisat Oshoala

Reason for joining the Youth Council:
I’m passionate about grassroots sports and saw this as a fantastic opportunity to work with other likeminded individuals to ensure the future of grassroots football in London is bright for all.

Conor Mcginn

Connor McGinn

Favourite Team and Player: Manchester United and Roy Keane

Reason for joining the Youth Council: I joined the Council to utilise my experience as a student and coach in London to help positively influence the state of grassroots football for young people in London.

Durciel Mampono

Durciel Mampono

Favourite Team and Player: Manchester United and Neymar

Reason for joining the Youth Council: I joined the Youth Council because I want help any young person to gain experience to enjoy football with any ability they have.

Leanne Bates

Leanne Bates

Favourite Team and Player: Newcastle and Paul Gascoigne

Reason for joining the Youth Council: I am very passionate about increasing participation levels in football, as I know how much this sport impact on personal development which is why I joined the Youth Council to hopefully get more people involved.

Lucy

Lucy Gooding

Favourite Team and Player: Crystal Palace and Scott Parker

Reason for joining the Youth Council: I joined the Youth Council because I believe that everyone deserves an equal chance to participate in the sport that they love, no matter what ethnicity, race, gender or age you are.

Mariam

Mariam Obiri

Favourite Team and Player: Arsenal and Lucy Bronze

Reason for joining the Youth Council: I joined to help increase participation in teenagers, girls especially.

Rashan

Rashan McDonald

Favourite Team and Player: Arsenal and Thierry Henry

Reason for joining the Youth Council: I joined the Youth Council to develop my networking and personal development skills and also provide insight and views within key discussions to help to develop the sport. As there are key areas that need to be attended to in today’s game.