The Young Leaders Academy at the 2017 Manchester FA Grassroots Awards with Manchester City Women's Demi Stokes.

Young Leaders Academy

Inspire, Mentor & Develop

16-25? Want to develop into a young leader?

Local football wouldn't exist without the army of volunteers who turn out each week to support our national game. 

Part of this army are young volunteers that undertake a variety of roles within local football from coaching and refereeing, to finance and marketing. Now more than ever, local grassroots football can provide young volunteers with a platform to develop professional skills in practical situations.

Here at Manchester FA we have a Young Leaders Academy to help the future football workforce and ensure they progress onto the next stage of their career. Joining us allows young leaders to have an influential say in how grassroots football looks in Greater Manchester.

The Young Leaders Academy speak on behalf of all young volunteers in our area. The Academy organise regular events, develop contacts within the football industry and have the opportunity to represent Manchester FA at FA national camps (St. George's Park).

Interested? Get in touch using the details adjacent.

Recent success stories of our young leaders include two individuals who have taken their volunteering onto the next level and become a part of The FA Youth Council (Alex Claydon) and The Referees' Association Youth Council (RAFA) (Joe Cunningham), meaning they not only represent us but The FA now. Something we are very proud of and goes to show the excellent platform the Young Leaders Academy provides.

To speak to somebody at Manchester FA, contact:
0161 225 1966

The offices at Platt Lane are open Monday-Friday (8am-8pm) and Saturdays (9am-2pm).