New Youth Council Launched

Cambridgeshire FA has launched a new Youth Council to give young people a voice in shaping the future of the game.

The group’s first meeting was held at Cambridgeshire FA HQ on Thursday 14th January with five members in attendance.

Cambridgeshire FA Chief Executive, Chris Pringle, opened the meeting and gave the group a brief overview of the County FA strategy 2015-19. The group then discussed ways the Youth Council could support the strategy. Members agreed on their first two projects: provision of fun, recreational football for people who have dropped out of traditional football, and coach support groups for other young people.

The Youth Council


Chairman  Callum Brown Level 2 and Youth Award Module 1 U18 manager at Wisbech St Marys FC
Vice Chair and Volunteer Officer  Holly Hayes Level 2 and Youth Award Module 1 coach at Coton Cosmos
Head of Projects Owen Baker Level 1 and Youth Award Module 1 coach and referee at Cambourne FC
Coaching Officer Andrew Robb Level 2 coach at Longstanton Colts FC
Head of Marcomms Jack Drain Referee and Competitions Apprentice at Cambridgeshire FA

Jo Bull, Facilities and Participation Manager at Cambridgeshire FA, said: “We are really pleased to have launched the new Youth Council. The members’ experiences, views and enthusiasm will be a fantastic asset to help develop the game and improve experiences for other young people in football.”

Young people aged 12 to 24 who volunteer or are interested in volunteering in football are encouraged to join the Football Futures group. For more information please contact Jo Bull on 01223 209035 or

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