BCFA Youth Hub

Supporting birmingham county fa's young people in football

Sarah Willis, Designated Safeguarding Officer and RESPECT Lead at Birmingham County FA

M: 07791 120829

E: Safeguarding@BirminghamFA.com

Five Tips To Stay Safe ONLINE


  • Make all of your social media accounts private.
  • Report any concerns.
  • Don't post any personal information online like your home address, email address or mobile number.
  • Don't add people you don't know or meet up with people you've met online.
  • Think carefully before posting pictures or videos of yourself - Once uploaded, most people can see it and may be able to download it.

 the voice for young people in football

Birmingham County FA Youth Council is for 16-25 year olds and is about providing a voice for young people across the County. Experiences and opportunities for members are also provided to help you develop in the future.

Meetings take place once a month, with the main goal being to support the County with their targets in football. Previous examples of this include helping out at our County Cup Finals, taking part in Charter Standard Workshops alongside participating in Youth-Adult Partnerships with Clubs and Leagues.

New applicants can apply between July and August each year.

follow Youth Council's twitter page for updates throughout the season

Volunteering is a great way to give back to the footballing community. It is the platform that has given me the opportunity to develop my skills both professionally and personally. I wouldn't be the individual I am today without volunteering.
- Kirsty Dixon, Youth Council Alumni


Find Out More About The #WeOnlyDoPositive Campaign

The FA's Respect campaign was launched in the 2008/09 season. Following its success, The FA want to spread the message of Respect even further across English football. The new campaign #WeOnlyDoPositive aims to do just that.

The new campaign highlights the importance of positive behaviour towards young footballers,specifically looking at the impact parents and coaches can have.

Gareth Southgate and stars from the England National Team have supported the campaign, which has had great success nationwide.

find out more

You should report your initial concern to your Club Welfare Officer if you play for a Football Club or if you have another role in football you can contact your League Welfare Officer.

Andrew Wheeler is the Designated Safeguarding Lead at Birmingham County FA who can be contacted via the following:

T: 0121 357 4278 (Option 6)

M: 07980 830656

E: Safeguarding@BirminghamFA.com


T: 0808 800 5000


T: 0800 1111