Slenky's working with the UK's biggest and best-know sports brand to get more shots for more young people across the UK - keep checking the FA hub for your shot. We thought it would be useful to share a few examples of young people already at the FA and find out a bit more about lives off the pitch. (Extracts from the official FA website).

At The FA, we live our PRIDE values in everything that we do:

Progressive - We embrace new thinking in the pursuit of continuous improvement

Respectful - We set the standards for respectful behaviour across the game

Inclusive - We champion and ensure that football is and will remain a game for everyone

Determined - We are tenacious and accountable to each other in serving the whole game and doing the right thing

Excellent - The very best outcome can only be achieved by sustained excellence in performance


MEET THE FA’S PARTICIPATION AND DEVELOPMENT - ALEX CAVANAGH


Alex provides business support for the FA Skills Programme, FA Youth Council, Women and Girls development, such as the Wildcats Programme, and general Football Participation & Development admin.

What does your working day look like?

If I am not sitting at my desk, I will be supporting events or helping on committees. A small break for table tennis at lunch too is always enjoyable!

What is your favourite thing about working for The FA?

The idea of playing a small part in hopefully helping England to win a major tournament and the good nature of my colleagues. Plus the benefits/tickets, of course!

What are the most important skills that you use in your role?

Try to build a variety of skills so you can be well rounded and accommodate for all tasks given.



What advice would yoU give to someone who wanted to follow a similar career path?

Try to build a variety of skills so you can be well rounded and accommodate for all tasks given.

How would you describe the culture at The FA?

Friendly and easy to fit into.

What would you say about the development opportunities at The FA?

The FA allows you numerous opportunities to get involved in all areas of the business, broadening your knowledge and increasing your experience. If you want to put yourself out there, the organisation will support you to achieve your personal goals and make the most of any opportunities.