Search for Young Person to Join Soccer Stars on Football For Change Panel

A charity has announced an incredible opportunity for a young person to team up with sporting stars Trent Alexander-Arnold, Conor Coady and Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher 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 be distributed by the powerful new charity.

Football For Change, which is also supported by Three Lions hero Jude Bellingham and Lioness superstar 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 to unlocking their full potential.

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.”

Since its inception in May 2021, the charity has helped homeless youngsters to find accommodation and employment in Glasgow, sent forty disadvantaged youngsters to the United States on an educational and sports visit and is now building a new education hub in Bootle.

The launch of the social mobility project raised over £350,000 with a gala at Old Trafford headlined by Noel Gallagher and featuring Spice Girls legend Mel C and singer Micah Richards.

Jamie Carragher spoke at the gala about his ambitions for the charity and the pride he has in seeing the movement develop at a rapid pace.

Rae Brooks, the chief executive of the Communities Foundation for Lancashire and Merseyside – the regulated charity arm that looks after all Football For Change funds, said: “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 £1m to help even more young people by providing opportunities in education, employment, and training.”

If you would like an opportunity to join the Football For Change Panel and are aged between 16 to 20 and want to make a difference in the lives of disadvantaged young people across the UK with Football For Change, then contact