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Christmas Comes Early for 2 Young Leaders

December 18, 2013

Talented young Leader, Georgia Smethurst, and senior volunteer, Mel Clarke, selected to represent The FA at the Youth Sport Trusts National Young Coaches Academy (NYCA)

Back in the summer, Georgia was selected from numerous local volunteers to represent Cumberland FA at The FA National Football Futures Camp.  An abundance of young football coaches and volunteers attended the Camp, hosted at St. Georges Park, from all over the country.  From this Georgia, has now been selected to represent The FA at the NYCA along with Mentor Mel Clarke, whom attended this camp as a young aspiring coach.

Over the 3 days Georgia will be among 200 promising young coaches and officials from range of National Governing Bodies of Sport including Tennis, Athletics & Rugby Union.  The NYCA is a unique opportunity to focus on the coaches of the future. It helps participants to reflect upon what type of coach they want to be, and improve and develop their personal and how to coaching skills.

Cumberland FA Football Futures Management Team member, Mel Clarke, has also been selected to attend the event as a Mentor for these young coaches.  Football Development Officer, James Reid said, ‘It’s extremely pleasing to see young volunteers being recognised for their commitment to grassroots football.   We hope Georgia and Mel have a great experience at Loughborough University, and hope it adds value to the fantastic work they are doing.’ 

If you would like any further information on The FA Football Futures Programme, please contact James Reid, Football Development Officer on James.Reid@CumberlandFA.Com or call 01900 872310.

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