Middlesex FA will have three representatives at The FA Leadership Academy, which begins in August at St. George’s Park.
The purpose of the Academy is to improve the individual and collective capability of youth leaders and the network of Youth Councils and Forums. Throughout the week, The FA Leadership Academy will invest in in the learning and development of the youth leaders. Post-academy, the youth leaders will then cascade their learning amongst their peers to benefit their development and impact on the game locally over the coming season.
Middlesex FA Youth Council member David Gadd has been selected as one of the 45 attendees at the academy, and will join up with all other participants for the academy starting on August 6th. In addition, we have two representatives in support roles at the academy. Middlesex FA Youth Council and FA National Youth Council member, JJ Roble is the Regional Engagement Officer for London and Middlesex FA Workforce Development Officer, Katie Phillipson, has been selected as a Youth Leader Mentor for the Academy.
Katie, whose role as Youth Leader Mentor will see her support young leaders during the academy, said: ‘It is fantastic to have three Middlesex FA representatives at this year’s academy. David has been a key member of the Middlesex FA Youth Council for three years. The FA Leadership Academy is a fantastic opportunity for him to develop further and bring his experiences back to the county. To have JJ representing Middlesex FA Youth Council on the FA National Youth Council and as a Regional Engagement Officer at the Academy is a huge credit to the great work she has been doing in grassroots football. Being selected as a Youth Leader Mentor is a fantastic opportunity, not only to develop personally but to be a part of so many young leaders football journeys. I’m really looking forward to meeting and working with all the young leaders, mentors and support staff.’
The FA Leadership Academy will run from Monday 6th August until Thursday 9th August 2018 at St. George’s Park.