Learn from the very best in local football to provide them with the knowledge and contacts to take on positions off the pitch in grassroots and professional football.
Sussex County FA are revamping their offer for Young Leaders in the County with NextGen Sussex Football.
Participants who sign up to the free programme will get to attend 8 workshops on a variation of topics throughout the 21/22 season, delivered by a range of partners such as Brighton & Hove Albion, University of Chichester and The FA.
What is involved in the NextGen Sussex Football Programme?
The 8 workshops will provide the young leaders with an insight into Women & Girls Football, Sports Science & Performance Analysis, Coaching, Disability Football, Mental Health & Equality, Marketing & Social Media, and a Careers Day. Each workshop will be led by industry experts and will provide a great insight into each area of the game.
After the 8 workshops, the young leaders will have a few months to prepare a ‘Football Development Project’ of their choice, with assistance from the Sussex County FA. They will then present this in a ‘Dragons Den’ style format to Sussex County FA staff and other key partners in football, with the best projects shaping the work that the County FA do in the 2022/23 season.
What do I get from joining the programme?
You will get a certificate for completing, plenty of experience, a range of contacts and direct links to opportunities to start a career within football. You’ll also get to meet like-minded young people who have ambitions of being involved in the game beyond playing. Furthermore, you may potentially attend The FA Leadership Academy - read about the experiences of our attendees in 2021.
How do I join?
By completing the online form you can register for the programme. Please see the attached document below to see the full programme details and the dates of each workshop. If you are Under 18 you will have to provide parent/guardian details as well as your own.