Below are extracts
from our Development Plan that forms the basis of our FA accreditation, for more details on FA Charter Clubs please go to
FA Charter Standard Web Site.
One web site that
Holker Old Boys would encourage all our players’ parents to view is the FAs Soccer Parent Web Site, & why not take 15 minutes out to undertake the on-line training.
is about kids & enjoying themselves with no pressure.
Holker parents are reminded
that there are FA rules that govern the videoing or photographing of children. To assist
Holker’s parents and to protect them from conflict we strongly advise that you obtain the permission of Holker
children’s parents and the opposing team BEFORE you commence. This rule is to safe guard vulnerable children and we
should all respect it in a common sense way.
The FA award ‘Charter Standard
Club’ status to Holker Old Boys, the first club in Barrow to achieve this national recognition.
Holker Old Boys are absolutely delighted to announce their
accreditation as an FA Charter Standard Club. We are the first club in Barrow to achieve this nationally recognised accreditation
for excellence in management of child protection, FA qualified coaches, first aid and insurance.
The recognition this brings is an assurance to parents that
their children are looked after by individuals who have been through appropriate professional training to ensure the highest
of standards. Holker Old Boys has a fully qualified Child Protection Officer, in excess of 20 qualified coaches, each age
group has at least one & equipment that is suitable for their needs.
Holker Chairman, Steve Livingstone,
commented “We received the letter confirming our accreditation on 12th May, almost 3 years since we set
out with this as our goal. This following on the back of our relationship with Preston North End, demonstrates that, in the
eyes of the football professionals, Holker are seen as having excellence in coaching & looking after youngsters. To a
lot of clubs it’s about winning medals at junior age groups, at Holker, whilst we enjoy the satisfaction of a good result
& having trophies in our club, our primary consideration within our junior section is enjoyment, seeing the smiles on
the kids faces. I would like to thank Richard
Evans & Julie
Livingstone for administrating the process & all the 20 coaches who
have attended LFA training sessions, in their own time & the various sponsors and funding agencies for supporting us.
development is not complete; we’ll move forward
again & continue to build a club that the community can be proud off.”
involved with the club must be a member.
must abide by the rules of the club.
are expected to maintain high standards of behaviour and attitude both on and off the field of play, which project a favourable
image of the club.
must treat fellow players, members and officials with respect at all times.
abusive language or aggressive behaviour will not be tolerated under any circumstances.
must respect at all times all facilities and club property, any abuse will not be tolerated.
are to follow the instructions from committee members and officials.
will not tolerate use of performance enhancing drugs and or illegal substances.
be the intension of all members to make the club a safe, effective and child friendly club.
10. All members will respect and
uphold the clubs anti-discrimination and equity policy.
11. All members must insure the
highest level of safety possible and protect children from abuse or harm.
12. Should any individual not
comply with this Code of Conduct they will be asked to appear before a club disciplinary panel to explain their behaviour.Should any individual or organisation wish to make a complaint against anyone associated with
the club they should report the matter to the club secretary or any other available serving officer
- Encourage your child to learn the rules of the
game and play within them.
- Discourage unfair play and arguing with officials.
- Do not shout and scream
- Avoid coaching the children during the game
- Help and encourage your child to recognise good
performance, not just results.
- Never force your child to take part in football.
- Set a good example by recognising fair play and
applauding good performances of the opposition as well as your own team.
- Never punish or belittle a child for losing or
- Publicly accept and respect the Referee’s
and Official’s judgements.
- Support your child’s involvement and encourage
and help them enjoy their sport.
- Use correct and proper language at all times.
Parents/spectators have a great influence on children’s enjoyment and success in football. It is important
to remember that at whatever level the children reach they need positive encouragement and good examples to be set which will
and fun of the game
and development of the child’s skills and techniques
and respect towards:
Holker Old Boys AFC, in conjunction with the FA Policy Board and Social Services, want to make sure that all players, (Young Persons),
are protected and kept safe whilst they are in the care of officials representing this club.
We will do this by:
- Adopting and adhering
to the FA Policy Board Child Protection Policy and Procedures. The club will also be bound by the decisions and recommendations
of the FA Policy Board Child Protection Disciplinary Committees.
- Making sure that
all officials are carefully selected, vetted and where necessary trained.
- Ensuring that details
of any player’s medical condition are notified to the relevant officials.
- Giving parents and
players information about the club’s aims and ambitions and what they can expect from the club.
- Advising parents
of what the Club can expect from them.
- Letting parents
and players know how to voice their concerns or complain if there is anything they are not happy about.
All Child protection matters will be addressed to the Child Protection
Officer for the attention of the club secretary.