An incredible opportunity has arisen for one young person to join Liverpool star Trent Alexander-Arnold, Everton stalwart Conor Coady and Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carrgher on the Football For Change decision panel.
The chance is open for someone aged between 16 and 20 to take part in discussions and make decisions with the footballers about where £700,000 of funding will continue being distributed by the powerful new charity.
Carragher, co-chairman of Football For Change said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for a young person to join us on the panel to help decide and direct where Football For Change funding is spent in order to help other youngsters who are facing extreme social and economic challenges.”
Football For Change, which is also backed by a huge number of other football superstars including world-class talent Jude Bellingham and Lioness hero Beth Mead, was set up to give disadvantaged young people a fairer chance in life.
The initiative is bringing together sports stars and business leaders to help young people get into education or find employment opportunities, as well as helping others from challenged communities who face barriers unlocking their full potential.
Since being set up in May 2021, the FFC team has already sent 40 disadvantaged young people to the United States of America for a sports and education visit, is building an education hub in Bootle and it has also helped homeless youngsters back into work and accommodation in Glasgow.
Manchester United great Gary Neville, Everton star Toni Duggan, Tottenham striker Lucas Moura, plus pundits Gary Lineker and Micah Richards have also joined together to help launch the important social mobility project.
The football superstars helped raise more than £350,000 for Football For Change at a star-studded gala in Manchester this year after a headline performance from Oasis legend Noel Gallagher.
The gala at Emirates Old Trafford also saw celebrities including Melanie C perform for the charitable initiative. Guests included an array of big name footballers as well as TV personalities such as Vernon Kay, Jason Manford and Coleen Rooney.
Carragher, the co-chairman of Football for Change, spoke to the room about his ambitions for the charity and the pride he has in seeing the movement develop at a rapid pace.
Now, if you are aged between 16 to 20 and have a keen interest in helping to make a difference to the lives of disadvantaged young people across the UK with Football For Change then send your CV and a cover letter to Sarah@footballforchange.org.uk.
This opportunity will see one young person take part in discussions with Alexander-Arnold, Coady and Carragher, plus a number of business leaders including Atlanta Group CEO Ian Donaldson, ThisGeneration Communications director Daniel Hughes and Rae Brooks who is chief executive of the Communities Foundation for Lancashire and Merseyside – the regulated charity arm that looks after all FFC funds.
Rae Brooks added: “Football For Change has already achieved so much but there is still a lot to do. 2023 is going to be a massive year for the initiative as it aims to raise £1million to help even more young people by providing opportunities in education, employment and training.”
Football For Change, which is being co-chaired by Mr Donaldson and headline sponsored by Swinton Insurance, is needed now more than ever due to the amount of disadvantaged young people who have seen any chance of a better life further torn from their grasp due to the effects of the cost-of-living crisis leading on from the Covid-19 pandemic which have decimated opportunities.