Safeguarding U18s in open-age football
To play or train with an open-age team, players must be 16 years of age or older.
Playing open-age football is a great challenge for young players, offering them the chance to develop and progress as they take their first steps into senior football.
If your team has 16- or 17-year-old players registered then there are additional safeguarding measures you must undertake (see below)
For more information about DBS checks and safer recruitment of volunteers, please click here.
help to keep your young players safe
Safeguarding issues and concerns
You should report all safeguarding concerns to your Club or County Welfare Officer:
GFA Designated Safeguarding Officer
Emergency Out of Hours: 07960 500 130
FA / NSPCC 24 hour Hotline number: 0808 800 5000
The FA Safeguarding Team E-mail: Safeguarding.Children@thefa.com
Please remember that if a child or young person is in immediate danger, ALWAYS call 999.