Safeguarding & Football Policy


Tickhill Juniors Football Club Safeguarding Children Policy Statement


Every child or young person, defined as any person under the age of 18, who plays or participates in football should be able to take part in an enjoyable and safe environment and be protected from abuse.  This is the responsibility of every adult involved in football.


Tickhill Juniors Football Club recognises its responsibility to safeguard the welfare of all children and young people by protecting them from physical, sexual or emotional harm and from neglect and bulling.  Tickhill Juniors Football Club is committed to working hard to provide a safe environment for all children and young people to participate in the sport to the best of their abilities fro as long as they choose to do so.


  • The child’s welfare is, and must always be, the paramount consideration.
  • All children and young people have a right to be protected from abuse regardless of their age, gender, disability, culture, language, racial origin, religious beliefs or sexual orientation.
  • All suspicions and allegations of abuse will be taken seriously and responded to swiftly and appropriately.


Tickhill Juniors Football Club will adhere to the Respect codes of conduct for coaches, volunteers, club officials, parents/carers, spectators and young people.

If at any time you have any concerns about a child or young person please contact Tickhill Juniors Welfare Officer or any of the club officials. 
Please remember that Safeguarding children is everyone’s responsibility.


Football Policy

1. Tickhill Juniors FC will provide everyone the opportunity to participate in football at the club.

2. The club will accept boys and girls for introduction to football training from the age of 5 but this is dependant on the club having sufficient volunteers to assist with training and developing the players.

3. It is hoped that parents will volunteer to assist and eventually take over the responsibility to coach and manage age groups with the assistance of the existing Managers.

4. All volunteers at the club will have to undertake a mandatory CRB check.

5. The number of teams that we can enter into the league at each age group will be dependant on the number of players available. For Mini football a minimum of 8 players are required for each team squad.

Mini Football to 9 or 11-a-side Club Policy
The Club consider that the teams progressing from 7-a-side games into 9 or 11-a-side football should adopt the following policy in the formation of the new team(s). 

Any exception to this policy will only be agreed by the full Club management committee:-

  • That the Club will intend to field the strongest team of up to 18 players selected from ALL teams playing 7-a-side football for the Club, to form the ‘new' team in 9 or 11-a-side football.
  • ​Players having played for the Club in 7-a-side football will be given preference over any player wishing to transfer to the Club to play 11- a-side football.
  • The appointment of the new manager for the 9 or 11-a-side football team will be by agreement from all Club managers from the previous years’ 7-a-side teams. Should there be no agreement the Officers of the Club shall seek to appoint managers following extensive discussions with all interested applicants for the posts.

Please note: The clubs objective is to develop all players equally. All teams therefore have an equal standing within the age groups. The movement from mini football to 9 and 11-a-side is a major change and it is hoped that all managers and coaches will cooperate in ensuring that all the players are given every opportunity to develop their football ability.


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