Applications open for FA National Youth Council

The FA
The FA National Youth Council are now recruiting for the 2018/19 season.

We are delighted to announce that we are now recruiting for the 2018-19 FA National Youth Council.  

We are looking for 13 young people between the ages of 16-24 from all over England to represent children and young people and to help shape and develop football in this country. 

Our current vision is to inspire, empower and provide a voice for all children and young people to influence change, and develop a lasting legacy in football.

The newly appointed team of young people will build on the success of last year’s team. The goals developed by The FA YC are drawn from the National Game Strategy, with the group determined to have an impact on increasing the number of children and young people (CYP) participating and volunteering in football as well as developing a vast CYP network with County FA youth councils and student managements teams in all regions across the Country; and deliver specific projects for young people including The FA’s Leadership Academy.

All roles with The FA Youth Council are voluntary. However, out of pocket expenses will be covered with the prior approval of FA Staff.

Recognising diversity and promoting inclusion is a priority for The FA in our efforts to make football a game For All. We recognise that footballs workforce should represent wider society therefore especially welcome applications from females, those from diverse ethnic backgrounds, people with disabilities, from diverse faith groups and from the LGBT communities (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender).

Successful Candidates will be expected to attend all FA Youth Council Meetings throughout the year. Meetings are usually held in a central location of the Country (accommodation is provided). 

Please find provisional meeting dates, further guidelines and application criteria outlined in the Youth Council Position Statement, which accompanies this application.

Please read the accompanying details and if you have any questions please contact Karl Lines ( and/or Sarah Nickless