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YFSRadioLive provides full radio commentary from the TWS Scottish Youth FA Cup finals on Sunday 11th May. Catch every kick of the ball below:
 
Listen live below:
 
Youth Football Scotland has a paid vacancy opening for an Advertising Accounts Co-ordinator.
 
Description of the role
 
Youth Football Scotland is a social enterprise that provides a wide selection of free services to the players, parents, coaches and clubs of the grassroots football community. To cover the costs of these operations, the organisation's primary source of funding is the sale of advertising. It is of paramount importance to us that these clients receive the best possible experience and value for money. 
 
The main duties and responsibilities of the role are:
 
- Managing the accounts of advertising clients, to help them meet the goals of their campaigns.
- Administrating the accounts of advertising clients, to ensure they have a smooth experience from start to finish.
- Undertaking research and providing recommendations of prospective new advertising clients.
 
The vacancy is 28 hours per week, is based in Edinburgh and the rate of pay is £6.50 per hour, with the opportunity to earn bonus payments. The term is initially six months long, with the opportunity for permanent employment thereafter. 
 
Eligibility criteria
 
This role is supported by the Youth Employment Scotland Fund, therefore candidates must be unemployed and between 16-24 years of age.
 
How to apply:
 
Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your CV and a brief covering note. By return, you will be sent an application pack. The deadline for applications is Friday 25th July.
2014/15 will see the launch of an exciting new initiative from Youth Football Scotland. The YFS Supporters Club will give people who are passionate about what YFS is doing the chance to help us grow, shape the organisation's future and enjoy a number of benefits. The first of which - the chance to win a brand new set of Adidas playing kit for your team, thanks to Host Your Kit.
 
Since launching in 2010, Youth Football Scotland has gone from being primarily grant funded to almost entirely self funded. This means our staff and volunteers spend a great deal of their time on fundraising. Naturally, we would prefer to spend our time growing our website and services, reaching out to more areas of Scotland and doing more for the youth football community - covering more teams in more regions.
 
It has always been a great passion of ours to keep YFS completely free. It's an expensive business being a youth football parent or coach and we want to give something back without hitting people in the pocket. However, we can't ignore the fact that thousands of people use our website on a daily basis and if just a small percentage of them were to pay a few pence per day, our emphasis could be switched and the youth football community would reap the rewards.
 
If you are in the first 200 sign ups you will be entered in a random draw to win a brand new full set of Adidas playing kit (example pictured above left), courtesy of Host Your Kit and Iomart. Sign up below or check out the FAQ for more information. There is no limit to sign ups from the same team, so the more people that sign up, the better chance your team stands of winning.
 
Sign Up
 
YFS Supporters Club Membership
Name
Team and age group
 
What are the benefits?
 
- Invitations to test and pilot brand new products and services from partner organisations, such as coaching software, kit and equipment.
- 20% discount for all YFS photo/video purchases.
- Exclusive members monthly newsletter, taking a look at what YFS has been getting up to behind the scenes and what's on the agenda for the next month.
- A discount card containing exclusive details from YFS advertisers/partners.
- Members 'E-focus group'. We will consult our members through webinars, when looking to make changes or developments to YFS. 
- Annual digital subscription to the YFS Magazine.
- See new Kickin' The Baws shows 48 hours before they go live to the public.
- First refusal on any team opportunities that came about, such as: TV show appearances, training ground challenges, freebies.
- Welcome gift of a photo/video from the YFS 2010-2013 archives.
- Exclusive teamwear deals from our partners at Umbro.
- Recruitment Zone adverts posted on YFS Facebook and Twitter within 24 hours.
 
How much will it cost me?
 
We want everyone who wants to be a member, to have that chance. So the recommended donation is £2 per month or £20 per year, however there is an option to pay less. For those who want to pay more, you can. All of the monthly and annual donation options can be found below. Please note that your first pamyent is taken at the time of signing up.
 
How is the youth football community benefiting from the work of YFS?
 
You might already know the answer to this, but whether you do or don't, please take a moment to watch this short video...
 
 
Will YFS change for me if I don't subscribe?
 
No. There will be no restrictions for those who do not decide to sign up, only benefits for those who do.
 
Is the YFS Supporters Club for me personally, or my club?
 
It is for you - NOT your club or team (although you are welcome to share the benefits with them). Team registration is free and can by done by clicking here.
 
We look forward to welcoming you on board. If you have any questions, click here to email us or phone 0131 629-7903.
Youth Football Scotland has paid internship opening for a Magazine Content Coordinator.
 
Description of the role
The internship involves the coordination and production of the YFS Annual, an annual digital (and physical) magazine catering for the grassroots community. The intern would take the lead in the project of content generation, identifying what is of key interest to the community, and coordinating the production of content generation to result in a fully fledged annual magazine which will go out the Youth Football Scotland audience (free of charge). Specific project work will include:
 
- Surveying the grassroots football community for the most interesting content to include in the magazine
- Liaising with journalists to ensure individual articles and news pieces are completed.
- Overall lead in the project, ensuring prompt completion of the the YFS Annual Magazine
 
The internship is 35 hours per week at £6.31 per hour for 13 weeks. 
 
Eligibility criteria
 
This Equality Internship is open for candidates who have a long term health condition or disability (as defined under the Equality Act 2010).
 
The internship is open to all ages and candidates must also meet the following criteria:
·  Must hold a SCQF Level 8+ qualification (equivalent to an HND, first degree, SVQ Level 4)
·  Must not be a current full-time student
·  Need to have an active claim for out-of-work benefits, and not be currently receiving support from another Government employment programme (e.g. the Work Programme, Work Choices).
 
How to apply:
 
Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with an expression of interest.
 
Applicants will be required to visit their local Job Centre and complete an eligibility referral form.
 
Relive the action of the Central Ayrshire Youth FA Cup finals, with a YFS souvenir DVD. Two different editions are available for each match. You can view a sneak peek at some of the goals below.
 
 
Standard Edition (£5)
The entire match from your selected game
 
Extended Edition (£8)
The entire match from your selected game
Presentation ceremony
Post match interview
Goals from all six CAYFA finals
 
Photos
View the gallery of your match at the links below:
 
 
Purchase by using the form below or by calling 0131 629-7903.
 
Edition
Match
Thursday, 13 March 2014 13:08

YFS launches Supporters Club

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May 2014 will see the launch of an exciting new initiative from Youth Football Scotland. The YFS Supporters Club will give people who are passionate about what YFS is doing the chance to help us grow, whilst enjoying a number of benefits. Here's a quick FAQ:
 
Why is YFS setting up a supporters club?
 
Since launching in 2010, Youth Football Scotland has gone from being primarily grant funded to almost entirely self funded. This means our staff and volunteers spend a great deal of their time on fundraising. Naturally, we would prefer to spend our time growing our website and services, reaching out to more areas of Scotland and doing more for the youth football community.
 
It has always been a great passion of ours to keep YFS completely free. It's an expensive business being a youth football parent or coach and we want to give something back without hitting people in the pocket. However, we can't ignore the fact that thousands of people use our website on a daily basis and if just a small percentage of them were to pay a few pence per day, our emphasis could be switched and the youth football community would reap the rewards.
 
How is the youth football community benefiting from the work of YFS?
 
You might already know the answer to this, but whether you do or don't, please take a moment to watch this short video...
 
 
Will YFS change for me if I don't subscribe?
 
No. There will be no restrictions for those who do not decide to sign up, only benefits for those who do.
 
Is the YFS Supporters Club for me personally, or my club?
 
It is for you - NOT your club or team (although you are welcome to share the benefits with them). Team registration is free and can by done by clicking here.
 
What are the benefits?
 
- Invitations to test and pilot brand new products and services from partner organisations, such as coaching software, kit and equipment.
- 20% discount for all YFS photo/video purchases.
- Exclusive members monthly newsletter, taking a look at what YFS has been getting up to behind the scenes and what's on the agenda for the next month.
- A discount card containing exclusive details from YFS advertisers/partners.
- Members 'E-focus group'. We will consult our members through webinars, when looking to make changes or developments to YFS. 
- Annual digital subscription to the YFS Magazine.
- See new Kickin' The Baws shows 48 hours before they go live to the public.
- First refusal on any team opportunities that came about, such as: TV show appearances, training ground challenges, freebies.
- Welcome gift of a photo/video from the YFS 2010-2013 archives.
- Exclusive teamwear deals from our partners at Umbro.
- Recruitment Zone adverts posted on YFS Facebook and Twitter within 24 hours.
 
How much will it cost me?
 
We want everyone who wants to be a member, to have that chance. So the recommended donation is £2 per month or £20 per year, however there is an option to pay less. For those who want to pay more, you can. All of the monthly and annual donation options can be found below. Please note that your first pamyent is taken at the time of signing up.
 
Sign Up
 
YFS Supporters Club Membership
Name
Club
 
We look forward to welcoming you on board. If you have any questions, click here to email us or phone 0131 629-7903.
Youth Football Scotland is delighted to announce the return of YFSRadio under the new name YFSRadioLIVE. The new name sums up perfectly what our new project aims to achieve, bringing you as much live content as possible. 
 
This Wednesday (22nd January) at 7pm YFSRadioLIVE will be broadcasting for two hours with our new call-in show (click here to listen live). That’s right, a show that is entirely dedicated to your calls and opinions. This fortnight we discuss the following topics:
 
Trans-World Soccer Scottish Youth FA Cup Predictions
Can rushing youth players harm their development?
A third topic as selected by our users (see below).
 
Hosted by Robert Wilson alongside a panel full of guests, we’ll debate these topics and take your calls! If you want to get on the show and talk to us, simply text 07753 364 692 with your name and preferred contact number*. We’ll then call you back to get you on air. To suggest a topic, fill out the short form below:
 
 
 
 
Even if you don’t won’t to be on air, you can still take part in the debate. You can contact us on the YFS Forums, on YFSRadio Facebook or Twitter @YFSRadio
 
The show will be running every fortnight at the same time, so we hope you’re as excited as we are for the new live show and taking the discussion of Youth Football in Scotland to next level.
 
*Texts cost your normal standard rate. Please ask for the bill payers permission before contacting the show.
 
 
 
Monday, 13 January 2014 18:08

Launch of 2014 Youth Football Discussion Project

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Youth Football Scotland is pleased to announce the launch of our 2014 Youth Football Discussion Project. To join in, click here to create a free account and join in. Over the last couple of years we have enjoyed a fantastic response to our social media pages. However, it is not helping us properly harness the strength in numbers of our community, the way a proper discussion forum would. The project aims to provide a safe and moderated online environment to allow the following:

- Players, coaches and parents should be able to flag up bad practice taking place at grassroots football clubs - anonymously and without naming the club involved - in order to get advice from the rest of the youth football community (and people who've potentially had the same experience) about how to tackle the issues. Examples could be a player being frozen out unfairly; poor/questionable administration procedures; a coach using poor training methods.

- Good practice and success should be able to be shared with the rest of the community. When someone at a club does something new and it goes well, they can let everyone else know and field questions those people may have about trying it for their own club. Examples could be a fundraising activity; team building session; training method; method of improving player health/diet.

- Thorough discussions can be had over key issues and ideas - with positive action coming as a result. Examples could be methods of tackling poor touchline behaviour; creation of new tournaments and events; changes to the structure/format of competitions that should be suggested to the relevant bodies.

We hope you all agree that the above would all be positive and create opportunities to improve all aspects of youth football, on and off the pitch.

Since soft launching last week a number of topics has already been discussed at length. A selection of the most popular ones are below, click on the title to view and join in the debate:

- Should there be an Under 18 league?
- How much should a club charge for subs?
- Should there be a limit on squad sizes?
- Is there too much pressure on young players?
- Should there be a national league for the strongest youth teams?
- The rise in standard of girls football.
- Over priced facilities.
- Coaching players in specific positions.
- Scottish players in the USA.

To view all of the most recent discussions, click here.

Dedicated discussions and voting polls are also available for each of the TWS Scottish Youth FA Cup competitions. They can be found at the links below:

U13 | U14 | U15 | U16 | U17 | U19 | U21

In addition to the national interest topics, you can also discuss local and regional topics. An individual discussion area has been made for every SYFA age group in each region and separate areas for girls football, school football and pro youth. To view the full list click here.

If you're keen to get involved, what are you waiting for? Just click here and you can join in straight away. If there is a topic you would like to discuss but are unsure of how to begin the debate, feel free to reply to this email requesting advice.

Thursday, 09 January 2014 19:17

YFS TV launches brand new comedy show

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YFS TV is delighted to finally launch the new comedy TV show Kickin' The Baws. It has involved months of work and we are pleased to be able to finally bring you a finished product. Featuring comedy sketches aplenty, YFS Star of the Future, a flamboyant referee, SPFL Premiership player interview, the YFS National Penalty challenge and much more.

To watch Episode 1, simply click the link provided below:

Click here to watch.

We hope you enjoy the show and if you do, why not subscribe and share? All likes, comments and shares are appreciated.

If you're looking for more and Episode 1 simply wasn't enough, you can visit Kickin' The Baws via the following social networks and get behind the scenes content:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kickinthebaws
Twitter: @Kickinthebaws #Kickinthebaws

A huge thank you to all who helped make Episode 1 possible and enjoy the show.

Yours in Sport,
All the Kickin' The Baws Team

Monday, 30 December 2013 16:18

YFS Sponsorship Raffle 2014 - Thank you

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Thank you for entering the YFS Sponsorship Raffle 2014. The draw takes place on January 31st, live on YFS Radio - good luck!
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