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Young Volunteers

Start helping out in your community

Here at Lancashire FA we always encourage young people to get involved in volunteering in football.

Young Volunteers Day

  • Held Annually in May Half Term
  • 9:45am - 4:45pm
  • The County Ground, Lancashire FA (PR25 2LF)
  • Free of charge

Our annual County Young Volunteer Day is for young volunteers aged between 13 and 18, and aims to provide them with a range of football knowledge and ideas, which will empower them to make a difference in their football communities.

This event will cater for the demand that we experience for young volunteers coming into football from the School Games volunteers programme and other young leaders programmes.

Get In Touch

Nick Birchall

Football Development Officer (Education)

Area contact for: Preston, Fylde, Wyre, Blackpool

01772 282757


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The day will be split into practical and theory sessions, covering modules such as:

  • Refereeing
  • Coaching (in line with the National Skills Coaches programme)
  • Coaching Disabled Footballers

All modules will be delivered by fully qualified FA Regional and County FA Staff.

It's free to attend and lunch will be provided, but volunteers must register beforehand.

Following on from the County Young Volunteer Day, the young volunteers must commit to further voluntary work at their local football club and/or school in order to use their new skills and develop their leadership experience further.

They will also have the opportunity to progress onto future courses and programmes here at Lancashire FA, such as the Junior Football Leaders Course, FA Level 1 in Football Coaching and the FA Referees Course.

"The Lancashire FA County Young Volunteer Day gives students a fantastic opportunity to gain an insight into leadership in football.

"The event has been a great success in previous years and is the first stepping stone for young volunteers along the pathway to football coaching or refereeing.”

Iain Kay, Lancashire FA's Football Development Manager

Young people applying to attend the Lancashire FA’s Young Volunteers event will be required to meet the following criteria:

  • Aged 13 - 18 years old
  • Have already volunteered in sport for a minimum of five hours
  • Must be committed to volunteering for a further 10 hours in local football club/college/school after attending the event
  • Application endorsed by School Sports Coordinator, teacher, club manager/coach or parent

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