Further EducationTeam Nineteen

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With more teenagers than ever dropping out of recreational football, Team Nineteen offers an exciting league-based programme to engage 16-19 year olds in the game at college.

Team Nineteen allows students to run their own small-sided leagues at college, providing fun but semi-structured football without leaving the college site.

The programme is extremely flexible and can be entirely tailored to suit the needs of the students, the college, and the staff. Typically Team Nineteen leagues are made up of 5 a-side teams and played at lunchtimes or after college and is designed to engage recreational players who perhaps would not otherwise play any football at college.

We link Team Nineteen in with our leadership and volunteering scheme Football Futures, which takes the strain away from staff allows students to design the leagues the way they want, offer excellent volunteering opportunities, and develop student leadership skills.

How Can We Help?

  • Talk to students in classes or attend Freshers’ Fairs
  • Guide student leaders with the running and administration of their leagues
  • Help tailor the programme to suit the needs of your college or sixth form
  • Provide resources to support students to run an effective league
  • Support links to club and community football for more playing opportunities
  • Provide authentic volunteering and leadership opportunities for students

What Are The Benefits?

  • Use of the Team Nineteen logo and brand
  • Access to The FA’s online league administration system “Full Time”
  • Team Nineteen Guide and online resources
  • Student Management Team resources for young leaders
  • National Virtual Competition to rate yourself against other colleges
  • Credit voucher for the Team Nineteen online shop
  • Rewards for young leaders
  • Opportunity to progress onto regional and national competitions 
  • Opportunity to host a Team Nineteen Roadshow

There are three Team Nineteen packages available, allowing colleges to deliver a suitable programme for them.

For local support on the delivery of Team Nineteen please contact your local Children & Young People Football Development Officer

Cristina Torkildsen (Birmingham) - Cristina.Torkildsen@Birminghamfa.com
Michael Thurlow (Coventry, Solihull & Warwickshire) - Michael.Thurlow@Birminghamfa.com
Luke Bowles (Black Country) - Luke.Bowles@Birminghamfa.com 


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