Safeguarding the future of Football
Ensuring young people can make their voices heard
If we are to build a bright future for football in our county, we need to ensure the voice of young players, coaches, referees and volunteers are heard. At Hertfordshire FA we are committed to helping children have the best possible experience in football.
Children of all ages tell us the main reason they play football is to have fun and be with friends, and we believe that every child should be free to enjoy the game. If you are a young person who is having a difficult time, there are lots of people who can help you, so don’t be afraid to tell someone about it.
That could be your Mum, Dad, or whoever looks after you at home. It could be the Coach of your team, the Welfare Officer at your club or our Designated Safeguarding Officer. Just remember you don’t have to keep it to yourself if something is not right. Let us know and we can help.
There are also lots of organisations outside of football who can help young people, like those listed below.