The FA’s National Youth Council want to hear the voices of young people aged 16-25 through a new ‘Youth Diversity in Football’ survey, with respondents earning the chance to win two England tickets to a game at Wembley Stadium!
Research is being conducted to gain a better understanding of the diversity of the current and future volunteer workforce across England. The Youth Council are a group of 14 young people with the aim of uniting, inspiring and providing a voice for all children and young people to influence change, and develop a lasting legacy in football within this country.
They want to know the views of all youngsters who play, volunteer or watch football. Even if they’re not currently involved in football, the Council would like to hear their opinions. “It is important that we, as a Youth Council, are supporting every young person in the game to have a positive experience and get from it what they wish,” said Chairperson, Sarah Nickless.
“The youth diversity survey, linking with English Football’s Inclusion and Anti-Discrimination Action Plan, allows us to monitor how well we are doing this and how we can better support the diverse range groups that we wish to support. Responses to this survey are greatly received and we look forward to hearing the results.”
The survey will run through to Thursday 14th December and you can complete it by clicking here. The key messages of the survey are to understand why young people do or don’t play, watch and volunteer in football. The survey should only take approximately 5-10 minutes to complete, and answers will be completely anonymous.