Following national news coverage in Autumn 2016 in respect to historic allegations of child exploitation in football, the level of scrutiny from governing bodies, the press and wider community on grass roots football is greater than it has ever been.
The requirements for robust policies and controls – particularly in relation to safeguarding – has raised the threshold of what constitutes good governance for all grass roots football clubs.
Norristhorpe Junior Football Club (the Club) has confirmed to The Football Association (The FA) that it will comply with all requirements issued by The FA in respect to safeguarding.
The Club has also adopted in full the following policies issued by The FA:
The Club is committed to full adherence with the rules and regulations of all league, cup or gala competitions that the Club's teams are registered to compete in.
In addition to the requirements issued by The FA and relevant leagues, the Club has established its own policies and/or expected behavioural standards. Requirements of this nature are discussed at club meetings and the agreed outcomes circulated to club coaches and administrators to communicate to parents.
It is also expected that coaches, parent helpers and administrators act in a manner consistent with the ethos of the Club.