Due to the proportion of affiliated football being played by young people, it's vital to ensure that their voices are heard in the administration and development of the game
The creation of a new Hertfordshire Youth Council in the summer of 2023 is the latest step in formalising the input of young people into our organisation and provide them with a platform to influence Hertfordshire FA decision making.
The involvement of Youth Councillors adds to the conﬁdence and credibility of the Association in how it engages with young people. It also extends the our workforce with a number of skilled and motivated volunteers. Aligning Youth Councillors with the County’s Development Plans and buddying them with Football Development staff enables each member of the Youth Council to undertake specific training programmes to support their own development.
The Youth Council can also contribute to the delivery of safeguarding programmes, the staging of events, festivals and Cup Finals, marketing and communications, Respect campaigning, club and league development and outreach community football programmes.