RA-FA Youth Council Visit – Shropshire FA Youth Council – October 2018
On Tuesday 30th October, the RA-FA Youth Council West Midlands rep, Dan Ellis, and Female Lead, Chloe Matthews, were invited to Shropshire FA Youth Council’s Young Leadership Event. They supported their Youth Council members with the delivery of a refereeing session to their young leaders, who were mostly prospective referees, with a hope that they will book onto a New Referees Course later in the season.
Chloe & Dan delivered a practical session, which covered the basic signals of referees and assistant referees, plus match-based scenarios. It was followed by an indoor based activity around the mindset, preparation and key attributes of good match officials. It was fantastic to see the Shropshire FA Youth Council members organise and host such a useful and inspiring leadership event for the attendees. It was also a great chance for Chloe & Dan to also discuss the opportunities available to County FA’s and Youth Councils through the RA-FA Youth Councils’ RDF & Youth Council Development Programmes.
The RA-FA Youth Council look forward to continuing working closely with Shropshire FA & their Youth Council during the season. Dan is back in Shropshire visiting Shrewsbury RA in the new year.