FAI Preparing to Listen to Youth

The FAI have announced that they are starting the process to create a new Youth Council to be run by and for young leaders involved in football at all levels.

The aim of the Council, similar to those formed by the GAA and the IRFU in recent years is to ensure football is relevant for current and future generations of Irish communities.

Among the key responsibilities of the Youth Council will be to investigate relevant topics, report to the FAI National Council and play an advisory role to each department.

The body will also advise, inform and challenge FAI policies and practices on various issues effecting the future of football.

The creation of an FAI Youth Council will be supported by UEFA and is aligned with their supports to assist Football Federations of the Future.

“Football Federations of the Future, and particularly the FAI, must embrace the knowledge of all stakeholders to ensure football continues to grow,” said FAI General Manager Noel Mooney.

“I believe our young leaders will be an excellent source to challenge how we operate both on a strategic level and in our day to day business, which will be good for the game.”

The FAI will soon be in touch with Clubs and Leagues around the country to look for expressions of interest from Young Leaders to attend forums and discuss key issues involving young people.

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