Building Football’s Future – Young Volunteer Project’

Building Football’s Future – Young Volunteer Project’

FA Level 1 Course commences for students

Students enrolled on Reds in the Community Post – 16 Education Programmes have begun their FA Level 1 Award in Coaching Football this week signalling the beginning of the ‘Building Football’s Future – Young Volunteer Project’ funded by Sport England.

Twenty young people who study on Level 2 and 3 Sport courses at Oakwell are embarking on the qualification to give them a platform which they will be using to increase participation for 14 – 19 year olds through Reds in the Community activities. The volunteers will assist coaches and tutors at Oakwell deliver high quality football activities to improve and sustain participation.

Education Officer Joe Howson commented; “This is a great opportunity for our students not only to get the first step on the coaching ladder but also make a positive contribution to other activities which happen with the Reds in the Community. The FA Level 1 badge will give these young people the chance to volunteer and increase both the amount and quality of football for 14 – 19 year olds as well develop and add value to their CV’s. The benefits of volunteering are huge for our students working towards a career in sport, giving them a real sense of the skills required for employment as well as contributing to other young people’s development”

The Sheffield & Hallamshire County FA are delivering the course at Oakwell this week with students set for an induction to prepare them fully for the project the following week.

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