A member of the Irish FA’s Football for All Youth Forum has been awarded a Commendation for his commitment to the project, and his volunteering at his local football club.
Adam McCauley, current Head Boy of Glengormley High School, was shortlisted for the Lord Mayor’s Volunteer of the Year Award and attended the prestigious Belfast City Council Sports Awards in City Hall recently.
He was awarded with a Commendation for his volunteering commitment, and was praised by the Lord Mayor for being the youngest individual to be nominated and shortlisted.
Adam is currently involved in the Football for All Youth Forum, an open group for young people from different communities, aged 15-18 to come together and have a meaningful say in football development in Northern Ireland. The forum discuss and develop projects to tackle discrimination both on and off the pitch, and enjoy a wide range of team building activities and residentials.
When he is not playing for the club, Adam volunteers with Crusaders FC, supporting younger age groups as they develop their skills.
At a recent recognition event, Adam was awarded his 200 Hour Volunteer Goldmark Certificate, an initiative developed by Volunteer Now and facilitated by the Irish FA, which recognises the contribution of young people volunteering in sport.
IFA employees Claire Adams and Sarah Keys, who are from the Football and Social Responsibility team in the Irish FA and the Director of Football Development, Michael Boyd were delighted at the recognition he has received.