The club has published a comprehensive philosophy document for all members to read here. It has been carefully prepared by the chairman, with contributions from executive members and members of the FA.
Equality and Fairness
The Club’s Equality and Fairness Policy ensures that everyone who plays, coaches and watches football at NPLYFC is treated fairly and with Respect. The club is committed to encourage equal opportunities and to confront and eliminate discrimination.
You can read the policy here.
NPL Youth Football Club acknowledges its responsibility to safeguard the welfare of every child and young person who has been entrusted to its care and is committed to working to provide a safe environment for all members.
The policy can be read here: NPLYFC Child Welfare Policy
Health and Safety
NPL Youth Football Club is committed to encouraging our members to take part in all aspect of Health and Safety – the health, well-being and safety of all out members is always of paramount concern. The Clubs recommend to its officials different levels of training dependent on age and ability, and we expect our junior and senior sports people to participate within these boundaries.
The policy can be read here: NPLYFC Health and Safety Policy
Whistle-blowing can be used as an early warning system or when it’s recognised that appropriate actions have not been taken. This approach or policy is adopted in many different walks of life.
It is about revealing and raising concerns over misconduct or malpractice within an organisation or within an independent structure associated with it.
Any adult or young person with concerns about a colleague can also use whistle-blowing by calling 0800 169 1863 and asking for The FA’s safeguarding team, or via email on safeguarding@TheFA.com.
Alternatively you can go direct the Police or Children’s Social Care and report your concerns there, or to the Child Protection in Sport Unit via firstname.lastname@example.org or the NSPCC Helpline via 0808 800 5000 or by emailing email@example.com
Code of Conduct
NPL Youth FC’s Code of Conduct is based on Fair Play, Good Citizenship and the Avoidance of Racial Abuse.
The Code of Conduct complements the FA Respect Campaign, which you can read about here.
Children learn best by example
NPL Youth Football Club (NPLYFC) introduced a “streaming” policy into the club’s philosophy in April 2015. The club implements this policy to ensure that all players within the club are playing at the appropriate level to allow them to develop. The interest of each player’s footballing development is paramount and is the basis for all the club’s decisions.
The policy can be read here: NPLYFC Streaming Policy
The club enforces a policy for player fines following guidance from the football leagues and you can read the policy here.
The fixture policy is in place to ensure fair, unambiguous allocation of pitches within the prescribed time across the age groups. It describes how the fixtures are published and also how postponements are handled. The policy can be read by officials here, and the fixtures are available here.