Health & Safety in local football.
Hertfordshire FA is committed to Health and Safety in all of our operations, whether that be in the County Office or out in the community.
We work hard with players, coaches, referees, clubs, leagues and facilities to take every reasonable step to ensure an acceptable standard of health and safety for all who want to play affiliated football in Hertfordshire.
Learn about the range of support we offer below:
Personal Accident insurance protects players, committee members, managers, trainers and assistant referees/officials in the event of an accident arising from football activities.
Ahead of the 2017/18 season, the FA ruled to make personal accident insurance mandatory for all age groups and formats of football, including youth. This means that your club will have purchased this insurance as part of their affiliation to Hertfordshire FA.
Personal accident insurance for Adult 11 a side football has been mandatory for a number of years now and has been extremely beneficial in providing protection and financial support to players at all grassroots levels.
Cover is purchased when your club affiliate to the Association and full details are shown on the Affiliation form.
Learn more here
The FA's guidelines for the safe use of goalposts.
Football should be fun, safe and enjoyable, whether you play in a park, at school or for a local club.
Too many serious injuries and fatalities have occurred in recent years as a result of unsafe or incorrect use of goalposts.
The FA, along with the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, the Health and Safety Executive and the British Standards Institution, would like to draw your attention to the following guidelines for the safe use of goalposts.
FA Goalpost Safety Guidelines
FA Goalpost Guidance