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ISFA Leadership Role for James

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Sixth Form pupil James Roberts has been selected to be part of the first ever Independent Schools FA Student Management Team for the 2011-12 season.

As such, James will be partly responsible for coordinating the annual ISFA Leadership Camp which he has previously attended himself. He will be one of ten student faces for the camp, which this year will take place at Bradfield College on Saturday March 31st to Sunday April 1st 2012. The camp is aimed at developing core leadership skills of young leaders from around the country with National FA tutors guiding them through a range of footballing disciplines. The young leaders take part in sessions covering youth coaching, refereeing, delivering football activities and Futsal over the course of the two days. For James, being part of the ISFA Student Management Team also involves four days at Wembley Stadium.

James will be given exclusive kit and will take part in a photo-shoot to promote Leadership and Volunteering in the Independent Sector. Following completion of his Student Management Team experience, ISFA will also provide James with a reference that he can use for his CV or UCAS form to support the work that he has done with the Independent Schools FA.

In the official invitation sent out to James and the other Independent School students selected to be part of the team, Sean Smith, Football Development Officer for the Independent Schools FA, said: "I would like to finish by congratulating you on your all-round performance at the ISFA Leadership Camp and the commitment to volunteering that you have demonstrated within your own schools. It is this enthusiasm and talent which has earned you a place on ISFA's first ever Student Management Team and for this you should be incredibly proud!"

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James Roberts

As part of the Student Management Team, James will help plan the next ISFA Leadership Camp