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Youth Football Scotland: Helping the Grass Roots Grow

It’s not long until Freshers’ Festival kicks off, which means it’s time to highlight another one of our exhibitors. This time, we take a look at Youth Football Scotland (YFS).

YFS is a not-for-profit social enterprise that was founded in 2010 to promote and improve Scottish youth football from the ground up. But more than that, they’re using Scotland’s passion for football as a vehicle for education and social development, and they want your help.

In return for your time, YFS is providing a range of invaluable opportunities to kick start your career. Whether you want to volunteer to help local youth teams flourish, develop your skills as a coaching assistant, or get involved in sports journalism, YFS can help you.

YFS offer a particularly exciting, and brand spanking new, journalism and media programmes. These offer students the chance to gain practical experience in journalism, radio, TV and photography by covering the many events associated with YFS, from matches to news conferences and more besides.

Journalists and photographers will act as roving reporters, creating match stories and broader youth football content which will be see by the 70,000 unique users who visit the YFS website each month; and all pieces have the chance of being featured in The Daily Record, which has a readership of 300,000.

So whether you want to develop your media career, help kids all over the country get fit and have fun, or spread the world about the growth of grass roots football in Scotland, visit Youth Football Scotland’s stand at this year’s Freshers’ Festival.

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Before Freshers Think Futures

While the Scotcampus Freshers’ Festival is a long way off we’ve got another youth orientated event for you guys to get excited about.

The Futures Fest takes place on Glasgow’s George Square on April the 27th and 28th and aims to showcase some of the awesome apprenticeship, education and employment options available to young people living in Scotland.

Spilt into several zones, the event will give 16-25 year olds the chance to learn more about what future opportunities and options are available to them. We hope that it’ll help to give youngsters the chance to make informed decisions on what steps they choose to take.

Alongside the exhibiting universities and employers we’ll also be including a selection of stands dedicated to those all important lifestyle issues. Here you’ll be able to find out about all of the best places for socialising as well as being able to gather info on healthy living and financial services.

We’re expecting 60+ exhibitors and have already confirmed some big names from the fast moving renewable energies and gaming sectors.

So if you’re wondering what to do after you graduate, or don’t know if university is for you, pencil in this new event and see what amazing options are available to you right here in Scotland.

The Futures Fest, George Square, Glasgow 27th and 28th of April 2012. Click here for more details.