Youth Council to give young people a voice

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THE Berks & Bucks Football Association is giving young people in Milton Keynes the chance to have their say on football matters that are important to them.

Open to people between the ages of 14 and 24, the Berks & Bucks Youth Council will provide a platform for young people to discuss issues surrounding youth football across the county, and become involved in the decision-making processes of a big organisation.

The Youth Council will give any player, coach, referee or avid supporter a chance to have their say on the running of youth football in Berks and Bucks. The county FA is looking for individuals who are good communicators, team players, reliable and who are creative and imaginative.

The Youth Council will be made up of 16 people who will have the opportunity to decide the different areas of youth football that they would like to have an impact on.

Members will have discussions on how to impact these areas, and come up with specific projects that will raise awareness and understanding.

They will work with partners in trying to enhance activities further, and may be asked to attend events and meetings to represent the Berks & Bucks FA.

Youth Council members will be given a chance to develop a number of skills and gain practical experience in organising, planning projects, partnership work and attending a range of meetings.

The closing date for applications to join the Youth Council is February 22. For more email or call Jon Wood on 01367 242823.

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