Cumberland FA Young Leaders

Young Volunteers

Support The Future of Football

Looking To Get Involved In Local Volunteering? Want To Learn Leadership Skills?

Become a Young Leader

Football in Cumberland wouldn't exist without the thousands of volunteers who give up their time each and every week to support the grassroots game. 

A football club or league is about more than just the players on the pitch.

The Cumberland FA Football Futures programme offers young leader opportunities to gain valuable experience and develop skills that can be applied to all walks of life as well as gain further knowledge and insight into various roles within football. For many the programme can offer the start of a great adventure through volunteering in sport.

Football Futures
Cumberland FA Young Volunteers


Young Leaders in Cumberland


Most volunteering roles in grassroots football clubs can be undertaken with no experience, although some roles do require training and safeguarding checks. As a Young Leader in a local Cumberland FA Charter Standard Youth Club you will be able to access courses and workshops to support your development and gain qualifications.

Football in Cumberland is looking for enthusiastic young leaders to take on any number of roles. 

Skills and qualities you could expect to develop:

 - Confidence
 - Self esteem
 - Speaking to groups
 - Presenting
 - Managing accounts and budgeting
 - Event organisation 

Young Leaders can choose to volunteer any of the following themes, and be involved in as many as they wish: Coaching and Working with Teams / Refereeing / Running and Supporting Events / Running and Developing the Game / Promoting the Game / Respect Ambassador

Many local FA Charter Standard Clubs will be able to provide opportunities to volunteer in your chosen area and Cumberland FA will also be able to offer opportunities in various initiatives throughout the season. 


Check out our volunteering opportunities page for a list of clubs and leagues looking for volunteers. Your perfect role could be waiting for you! 

Football Futures is currently open to any young person in Cumberland between the ages of 14 and 24. 
The programme is free and comes with a number of benefits from certificates and kit to workshops and supported development.


Jessica Nelson

Football Development Officer