Lydiard Youth FC Club Ethos

Lydiard Youth Football Club is a Swindon-based Youth Football Club; it is a voluntary organisation established in 1999 to provide football opportunities for children and young adults in Swindon, Wiltshire.

The club (registered with the Wiltshire County FA) operate structured training sessions and participation in Sunday league football (as age appropriate) for boys and girls in the school age groups from Reception to Year 13 (U6-U18).

Each of the age group’s teams have their own coaching sessions that are led by FA qualified CRC checked coaches and our Ethos is focused on building teamwork, developing each player’s individual skills and understanding of the game in a safe environment, but most importantly encouraging the players to have ‘enjoy’ and ‘participate’.

Players are encouraged to develop by attending training sessions and give their best efforts in football matches. We do not subscribe to a win at all costs mentality, ensuring fair play, professionalism and RESPECT are shown at all times.

The club operates a code of conduct for players, club officials, parents/guardians and coaches to promote RESPECT for the rights, dignity, worth and equality of each and every person involved.

Lydiard Youth Football Club is a Charter Standard Development Club, all coaches commit to gaining as a minimum the FA’s Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Football and encouraged to further their development with the FA’s Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Football and/or additional FA Youth Modules, in order to deliver consistency and quality coaching to the children. All coaches are CRC checked, First Aid qualified and have the FA Safeguarding qualifications. No coaching staff without the full compliment of qualifications are allowed to take sessions.

Providing a safe environment where we protect our players, and our visiting opponent’s players, from racism, bullying, harassment, and bad language is paramount in everything we believe.

Our Club Welfare Officer, is the first point of contact for managers, parents, officials, or players (including visitors) if you witness, or are subjected too, any behaviours which threaten this safe environment.

Any information will be treated in strictest confidence, and we will follow clearly established FA processes to ensure problems are investigated and resolved. This includes any events which happen away from the Club (e.g., away games). We will also collaborate with the League, FA and any other clubs to ensure a complete and thorough investigation is completed.

Club Ethos

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