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Young Volunteers

The Guernsey FA Football Futures Programme supports, develops and recognises young people who are volunteering in the game within Guernsey.

The programme offers a wide range of opportunities and young leaders are able to gain experience in volunteering across different aspects of the game including - coaching, working with teams, supporting and organising events, refereeing, media and football development.

Here in Guernsey we run a Football Futures programme to suit everyone, whether your interests lay in being out on the field as a coach, in the middle of the action as a referee or working behind the scenes to make football happen.

Who is the programme for?

Anyone aged 14-24 years old, who lives in Guernsey, whether you are currently volunteering or are interested in volunteering in football and need help finding where to start. Whether you want to volunteer in your school, college, community organisation or local club, this programme will provide you with excellent opportunities to enhance your leadership skills, make new friends, gain FA qualifications and volunteer with Guernsey FA and our partners.

How does the programme work?

You can register to the Football Futures Programme at any point throughout the year. Once signed up to the programme you will receive a ‘Football Futures Handbook’ which will provide you with details of the programme for upcoming season – including information on courses, workshops and volunteering opportunities, as well as key events and contacts.

Why should I sign up?

  • Recognition of your voluntary work

  • Earn certificates and awards

  • Gain FA qualifications

  • Opportunity to attend FA accredited CPD workshops

  • Meet and work with other young leaders from across London

  • Opportunity to be part of the London FA Youth Council

  • Opportunities to represent London at Local and National FA events

How do I get involved?

For more information, or to register on the Football Futures Programme please contact the Guernsey FA Development Team


Yes of course! The Football Futures programme is designed to mentor young volunteers, and help provide them with the necessary skills to help the make a real difference.

All young leaders will be assigned a specific mentor /co-ordinator, who will be there to help, as well as track your progress.

We want to keep track of all our leaders’ progress, because we want to make sure you get the recognition you deserve!
The FA will award certificates to recognise the reaching specific milestones, such as 10, 25, 50 hours of volunteering.

Yes! The Guernsey FA can recommend two participants, one male and one female, to represent the Guernsey FA at a week long FA National Young Leaders Camp. Again, young leaders will experience a number of workshops to help develop their leadership skills in different settings. In addition to these workshops, leaders will also take part in a comprehensive activities programme, culminating in a football festival on the final day.

On the basis of how they demonstrate their abilities at the National Camp, 4 individuals are selected to accompany The FA on a ‘Changing Lives’ trip. In previous years, young leaders have visited such places as Botswana, South Africa and Trinidad, where they are tasked with delivering football based education to young disadvantaged children.

Get In Touch

For more information about the Football Futures programme, please contact Football Development Officer, Angus Mackay:

By Phone: 01481 200443

By Email:

Junior Football Leaders Award

An FA coaching course for 12 to 16 year olds. Do you help out at your school or club football sessions or would you like to become a football coach? Then this course is ideally suited to you.

Coach with young players

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