Safeguarding and Welfare

Youth Football

There has never been a more exciting time to get into youth football

Small-sided formats such as 4v4 and 5v5 are at the forefront of delivery within our youth leagues as the Youth Development Review takes shape.

The future of the game is designed to increase the number of touches of the ball, develop confidence and skill in 1v1 situations while assissting with the long term player development of young footballers in this country.

LET'S MAKE FOOTBALL SAFE, NOT SORRY
Safeguarding
Reporting Concerns

It'S EVERYONE’S RESPONSIBILITY 

If you feel that an adult connected to your league or club (e.g. a referee, coach or a volunteer) is mistreating someone under the age of 18, there are various confidential ways you can report this.

By ‘mistreating’, we mean behaving towards under-18s in a physical or verbal way you believe is threatening or makes the young person feel scared or bad.

Find out more and watch a short film The FA has produced explaining how to report your concerns. Of course, everything is completely confidential.

Wildcats

Girls across the county will be provided with increased opportunities to play football after a new nationwide participation programme was announced.

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