Recently we caught up with Jack Badcock, Hunts FA's new Youth Council chairperson. As part of his role within the Youth Council, Jack will also become a board and council member at Hunts FA, making him one of (if not the youngest) County FA directors in the country.
What are your current roles in football?
At the moment I’m a Level 5 Referee and officiate regularly as a Referee on the Cambridgeshire County League, Hunts Youth League and Thurlow Nunn Midweek and as an Assistant on the United Counties League. I help out and coach the St Ives Rangers Par-ability team and sometimes take them to tournaments with some success! This is alongside my involvement with the Youth Council and the events we put on.
What team do you support?
The mighty Cambridge United.
What's the best thing about local football?
Local football is all about the people, the passion and commitment that some people put in. It is unbelievable the lengths that some people go to week in week out to make sure pitches are marked out, nets are up, the tea and coffee stand is there and changing rooms are open. Sometimes I think I have the easy job when I turn up to referee and everything is set up. It’s inspiring.
What do you hope to achieve with the Hunts FA Youth Council?
To get people playing and involved with football. Plain and simple. Not just youngsters but everyone, football has always been the centre of everything for me and I believe it’s helped a lot. I want everyone to have that same sense of belonging within the game. The friends, the support and the camaraderie. We as a Youth Council are here to make things better and more enticing and to get people playing football.
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