Following the recent nomination for the Youth Engagement Award, Surrey FA welcomed new and returning members of the Surrey FA Youth Forum to Meadowbank Football Ground for a joint launch event with staff and the current Youth Forum team.
The Youth Forum's mission is to bring together a group of young volunteers, aged 16 to 24, who will develop a variety of inclusive and relevant opportunities for young people to have a voice in local grassroots football.
The new Youth Forum members were welcomed to our headquarters in Dorking, to learn about the organisation and meet our staff, board, and existing members, along with being gifted Surrey FA branded items to help them get started in their new roles.
Emma Clarke will chair the Youth Forum once more, whilst Megan Casse, who will assume the position of Vice-Chair following her successful year with the Youth Forum as Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Champion, will support her.
Our Youth Forum in full:
Emma Clarke – Chair
Megan Casse – Vice Chair
Anand Karia – Workforce Champion
Archie Rudolphy – Welfare Champion
Sarah Adams – Marketing & Communications Champion
Joshua Kelly – Events Champion
Tammie Adekanmbi – Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Champion
Nayan Limbu – Sustainability Champion
Mollie Keane– Female Football Champion
Supporting the County FA, The FA, and The FA National Youth Council, the Youth Forum aims to inspire, empower, and provide a voice for all young people to influence change, through various projects and events throughout the season.
The staff lead working alongside and in support of the Youth Forum, is Surrey FA Football Development Officer, Helen Ogle, who said:
“As the Youth Forum moves into their second season since returning to the County, we are delighted to welcome our new young leaders to the team. We are supporting the Youth Forum with the objectives they aim to achieve; to drive opportunities in the game, and to represent youth voice across communities in local and grassroots football in Surrey. I’m excited to see the delivery of new ideas and initiatives which the Youth Forum are working towards achieving this season, building on the many successes and the recognition they have so deservedly received.”
Ray Lewis, President of Surrey FA added:
“It was great to be involved with the Youth Forum on Monday evening. I felt the enthusiasm in the room to push projects forward for the benefit of Surrey football. It is very comforting that there are a group of young people, with fresh ideas who are prepared to give up their time. The Forum gives the members a platform for them to widen their knowledge on the complexities of running a County Football Association and hopefully on in their career. ”
Please look out for further updates to come from the Youth Forum on their social media channels at @SurreyFA_YF on Twitter or sfayouthforum on Instagram. To find out more about the group please click below:
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If you have any questions, please contact our Football Development Officer for Workforce, Helen Ogle, at Helen.Ogle@surreyfa.com.