Volunteers chat during a workshop.

Young Volunteers

It's never too early to get into volunteering

Develop into a Young Leader
Looking to get involved in local volunteering? Want to learn leadership skills?
Local football is thriving thanks to the army of volunteers who turn out each week to support the running of the game. 

Part of this army are young volunteers that fulfill a massive variety of roles within local football from coaching & refereeing, to finance & marketing... and the list goes on...

Now more than ever, local grassroots football can provide young volunteers with a no-pressure platform to develop professional skills in practical situations.

Learn how you can get involved here.


James Lock

 Communications and Projects Coordinator

(E) James.Lock@northantsfa.com 



Aimed at giving young people a voice within football, The Youth Council is made up of members aged between 16-24 who represent children and young people across a number of meetings and events.

The structure and roles of the Youth Council reflect that of the County FA staff and will guide the priorities of the group moving forwards. Members are recruited from the Young Volunteer Programme in which candidates receive a range of different learning experiences. 

The Youth Council currently has a position on NFA Full Council, as well as the NFA Inclusion Advisory Group.




Young volunteers work together on a course.
Join the young volunteer programme
Supporting you in your football journey

Young Volunteer Programme

The programme will see young people take part in learning experiences and embedded into our regular activities and have an influence on the decision-making process at Northamptonshire FA, to ensure our events and projects are in the best interests of young people across our county.


Most volunteering roles in grassroots football clubs can be undertaken with no experience, although some roles do require training and safeguarding checks.           

Football in the county is looking for enthusiastic people just like you to take on any number of roles. And football will give back to you too!

Skills and qualities you could expect to develop:

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

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