Derbyshire FA look to inspire young leaders

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Teenage footballers around the county are set to take part in Derbyshire County FA programme to inspire young leaders.

The County’s Young Leader Management Team will see 60 young leaders attend Derbyshire’s Football Futures (FF) Camp this year, providing those who attend with two days of learning, experience building and networking.

Derbyshire County FA Young Leader Management Team (YLMT) are a team made up of young leaders from across Derbyshire, designed to try an give young people a voice in football, specifically young people between the ages of 14-19.

The team is holding their second annual Football Futures Camp.

It will take place on Monday 15th and Tuesday 16th February at Kirk Hallam Community Academy. The two day camp, which will run between 8.30am-3.30pm each day, is aimed at developing young leaders or players in three key areas of Football Futures, these being Coaching and Working with Teams, Media and Marketing in the Game and Inclusion in Football.

The YLMT have invited FA tutors within and out of the County FA all of whom have experience of working with young people and the Football Futures programme.

All three workshops will have theory and practical elements to them and will be completely interactive for those involved.

The workshops will be designed to engage, inspire and empower those who attend the camp with an overall aim of them going back into their local communities, providing support to grassroots football.

All those interested can contact Pete Collins, Football Development Officer for Children and Young People, on 01332 361422 or email pete.collins@derbyshirefa.com.