CLUB STATEMENT: Child Protection and Safeguarding at FLYFC

Given the recent disturbing news relating to young footballers, Fairford and Lechlade Youth Football Club would like to bring parents and carers up to date on the Club’s coaching situation.

As of today, the Club runs 9 teams, ranging from our youngest group, Kickstart, for four year olds, through to Under 18s.


In order to run these teams, the Club has twenty coaches, all of whom volunteer their time to FLYFC. As of 10th December 2016, all of these coaches have completed a full, FA-mandated Criminal Record check and all of our coaches have either completed or are currently undertaking the FA Level One Coaches course – a course that includes a module entirely dedicated to Child Protection.

Together with full record checks and FA training, the Club has a detailed Child Protection Policy, which can be found here and a designated Child Protection Officer.

Above all else, the safety of your Child during their time with the Club is paramount. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Tony Warrington.