North Riding FA is delighted to announce that Youth Council member, Ellie Hall, has been selected to be part of The FA’s National Leadership Academy for the 2019/20 season.
Following the acceptance of her application, Ellie will now join up with other successful candidates at the home of The FA, St George’s Park, between 22 and 25 July.
The purpose of the academy is to improve the individual and collective skills of youth leaders, not only within the country but throughout the UK to meet The FA’s new organisational objectives.
Ellie will be taught a variety of useful aspects of the leadership role to ensure that she is able to have a positive influence on her peers throughout grassroots football in North Riding.
Following confirmation of the appointment, Ellie said: “I was over the moon when I found out that I had been accepted onto The FA Youth Academy for 2019! I have loved every moment of being part of the Youth Council at North Riding FA and feel that this opportunity will allow me to develop and learn so much, which I can bring back to North Riding, helping to improve and grow the game even more in the region.”
Andy Clay, Football Development Officer at North Riding FA, added: “We are extremely proud of Ellie. Her inclusion on the National Leadership Academy is very well deserved. Ellie is an active member of the North Riding FA’s Youth Council and has brought enthusiasm, energy and a fresh and modern approach to our organisation.
“Ultimately youth voice is about a process that begins with listening closely to young people and ends with positive action and change. This kind of change improves what is offered to them, which makes football more appealing, safer and more beneficial to them, and also increases uptake and engagement.
“Our objective of developing young people means we always have to be listening. It’s important that an environment is created where everyone feels comfortable sharing their thoughts, opinions, concerns and dream.”
To find out more about the North Riding FA Youth Council and to get involved yourself, please CLICK HERE or contact Support@NorthRidingFA.com