As you know RESPECT is The Football Association's direct response to a clear message from the grassroots game. We must improve standards of behaviour - on and off the field. Parental behaviour is one of the main reasons why young players drop out of the game. Poor behaviour by coaches, parents and players towards referees means that thousands of officials are dropping out each season.

RESPECT is aimed at helping us all to work together to change the negative attitudes and unacceptable behaviour on the sidelines and on the pitch. It's a long-term commitment. 

RESPECT outlines for everyone from league official to player to parent to club official to coach and referee that a certain standard of organisation and behaviour is expected in football.   RESPECT is all about creating a fun, safe environment and its core principles work in tandem with Safeguarding Children.
 
The role of the Welfare Officer is key to ensuring that Respect is understood, taken on board by the committee, coaches, players and parents/ guardians.
 
What is their role at Princes Villa FC?
 
Our welfare officers are primarily responsible for making sure that all coaches are appropriately qualified before they start coaching your children, from CRB checks,  to ensuring their first aid certificates and safeguarding children qualifications are still in date. Not only is this critical in enabling us to retain our status as a Charter Standard club, but more importantly, it ensures that your children play football in a safe and happy environment.
 
We are focused on ensuring that all players, coaches and supporters are aware of the club's Codes of Conduct. Each player, parent and coach will be given the Code of Conduct relevant to them with their registration form (see Respect menu dropdown items above); please take time to read and understand (a signed copy will be required by the Club) this to ensure that we continue to be one of the most disciplined and well-respected clubs within the local area and leagues we participate in.    
 

There may be times when you need support with a child welfare issue. If, as a coach, parent or player you have any concerns, please contact one of the below, in confidence, via email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)  {This e-mail address is being protected from spam-bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it.} or phone:

 

Post

Name

Phone Number

Welfare Officer (U6 to U12)

Sarah Joyce 07712 538772

Welfare Officer (U13 upwards)

Nicki Bithell 07931 162910