FSY Sydney 2023 - YSA Counsellor Registration

9 Jan 2023 - 21 Jan 2023


Welcome to FSY Sydney 2023!!!

Do you want to be a YSA counsellor? Register your interest here.


There will be two sessions of FSY Sydney:

  1. Session #1 - January 9th - 14th 2023
  2. Session #2 - January 16th - 21st 2023

Both sessions will begin on a Monday and conclude on Saturday. YSA counsellors must arrive the day before the session, i.e. Sunday 8th and Sunday 15th. 

There will be 4 training days leading up to FSY. These training sessions will most likely run on Saturday morning/early arvo, and be approximately 3-4hrs long. Attendance of these trainings is mandatory regardless of your experience with FSY! 

 The proposed training dates are as follows:

  1. Saturday 29th October
  2. Saturday 12th November
  3. Saturday 26th November
  4. Saturday 10th December (possibly Saturday 3rd December)


TBD - Stay tuned for updates!


YSA Counsellors are key to the success of FSY. Through their examples, leadership, and teaching, counsellors follow the Savior’s call to “hold up your light that it may shine unto the world. Behold I am the light which ye shall hold up—that which ye have seen me do” (3 Nephi 18:24).

A pair of counsellors will oversee a group of 16 to 20 youth and is with the youth full-time. A counsellor should:

  • Be a returned missionary (preferred)
  • Be at least 19 years of age and spiritually mature
  • Demonstrate a testimony of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ through temple worthiness and Church service
  • Teach and relate to the youth through the guidance of the spirit.

Important housekeeping rules:

You will need to provide your Working With Children (WWC) by the time we begin training. If you do not have your WWC by the first date of training, you will not be able to attend the trainings - so get them in order NOW! You have 3 months since registration began, there's no excuses. 

If you don't have it at the time of registration, that's okay. You can complete your form now, and return to edit it once you have your WWC to add.

We will be following up with Bishops and Stake Presidents for approval. It is YOUR job to make yourself known to them. If they don't know who you are, you will most likely not be able to join FSY.

What are FSY counsellors saying about their experience?

 "What I liked most about FSY was the relationships I was able to build: relationships with the youth, relationships with the other counselors, and most importantly the relationship with my Savior Jesus Christ.” —Candyce


 "Seeing these wonderful youth grow and develop is just the greatest thing in the world.” —Naoki


 "The biggest benefit for me was I was able to make friends that I’m still friends with now but most of all get out of my comfort zone, gain confidence in myself and my ability to make decisions.” —Addie




Meet the Session Directors

Stanford & Hinauri Webster

Raymond & Michelle Katieli


Meet the YSA Coordinators

Kupi Toilalo

Raven Paeu

Jared Hart

Lauryn Toleafoa

Sefa Palu