Youth Council

Make sure your voice is heard!

Herefordshire FA Youth Council

Do you want to help improve local football? Volunteering with the Herefordshire FA Youth Council will give you a chance to have your say and help shape the future of football in Herefordshire!

The Herefordshire FA Youth Council is a team of enthuasiastic and passionate individuals all with different football backgrounds who are motivated to improve football opportunities in Herefordshire. They make sure that young people are represented and heard in any decision making made at Herefordshire FA and support the development team with the delivery of events and participation projects. The team has grown significantly and now includes 7 members but they are always on the lookout for new recruits!

Joining the HFA youth council could be one of the best decisions you ever make!

  • It can provide a starting point for a career in football. Youth Council members get opportunities to join other youth council members from across the country at national FA events and also gain experience of various football related roles and responsibilities
  • Members can make sure there voice is heard and any concerns that may be affecting young participants in football are passed on to the team at Herefordshire FA
  • Volunteering with the youth council looks great on any CV
  • Gain valuable skills and experience
  • Meet new people from different backgrounds and build a network of like minded, passionate people!

If you are interested in joining the youth council please get in touch using the contact details opposite.

Get in touch

Are you interested in joining the HFA Youth Council? Or maybe you have an opinion or suggestion you want to be heard! Please get in touch using the details below.


phone: 01432 342179

Meet the youth council!

HFA Youth Council Chair

Chairperson – Kelsey Francis

Chairing is a key role of any volunteer Committee. The chairperson must ensure that the Youth Council Members functions properly, that there is full participation during meetings, that all relevant matters are discussed, and effective decisions are made and carried out. Kelsey said; It’s an honour to be elected as Chairperson by my fellow HFA Youth Council Member. I’m ecstatic to be leading from the front as we continue forward in our goals to promote Youth and Disability Football in Herefordshire.’’

HFA Youth Council Vice Chair

Vice Chair – Cameron Wood

The role of a committee vice-chairman is to perform the following main functions: To assist the Chairman in organising the work programme of the committee to which they have been appointed and ensure within the terms of the Council’s scheme of delegation that the programme has been completed. “I’m delighted to have been elected as vice chair on the HFA Youth Council for the coming season. This has been a role I’ve wanted to do since first getting involved with the Youth Council in 2016”.

HFA Youth Council IAG Representative

Inclusion Advisory Group (I.A.G) Representative - Louis Baker

Louis will automatically be invited to become a member of the HFA IAG Group, which will consist of Council members who work/volunteer in Private and Public Sectors that deal with inclusion. This position will be for someone who is happy to lead on equality, diversity and inclusion initiatives and ensure they are represented and considered within the county and junior football. “I am really happy to be voted on as the new I.A.G. Representative for the Youth Council and help promote inclusion and diversity in Junior football within Herefordshire. This gives the youth a platform to be heard and I’m excited to get started.”

HFA Youth Council Events Coordinator

Events Co-ordinator - Ethan Edwards

As the event co-ordinator, Ethan will plan and execute a variety of events. He is happy to head a team that will arrange, workshops, meetings, outreach to people/teams (Purple shirt referees), festivals and Charity events. “I’m happy to have been elected as events co-ordinator on the HFA Youth Council. This has been a role I have wanted to host Workshops, Events and Charity Events since I first got involved in 2018.  I joined the Youth Council to be able to open more opportunities for me as well as opening paths for others.”

HFA Youth Council Schools Liaison

Schools Football Liaison - Paige Parry

Will work closely with the Herefordshire Schools FA Representative at HFA when football events/festival dates are agreed. They will also be responsible in organising Youth Council KS3 and KS4 disability events and any other small sided youth football. They will need to use school contacts to promote events. “I’m very excited to have this role as it’s an area I am familiar with due to my coaching with youth players. I want to help the HFA as much as possible to get schools involved in football events, tournaments, recreational sessions. I look forward to working alongside Ethan as the Events Coordinator as our job roles will overlap at times.”

HFA Youth Council Community Engagement Officer

Community Engagement Officer – Connor Lambert

Connor will work closely with the IAG Rep and is responsible to know what is happening around Herefordshire Football and gaining an understanding on what is currently being run. Sourcing of more events, competitions or festivals need to be hosted. Vitally Connor will allow the HFA and Youth Council to be responsive to community needs, views and expectations. ‘’I’m really looking forward to getting started in my new role. I am excited to work and engage with new opportunities such as refugee’s and asylum seekers, as well as basically anyone who is looking for support. I also want to learn and progress as much as possible in my new role.”