Guidance and Policies

We have several Guidance documents and Policies to assist with the administration of football within the County.

Club Administration Manual  This manual has been written,  with input from club secretaries, to help with the smooth running of a club.

Celebrating Football through Photographs and Video  Guidelines on the appropriate taking of images of children in football

Suggestions, Praise and Complaints  If you have a comment or complaint about our services, we would like to know. We aim to provide the best possible care for our customers and your views will help us to get things right

Pitch-Side Medical Care and the Contents of the Medical Bag  In the increasingly litigious society that we now live in there are grave concerns about the level of medical support and resources that a club needs to have whenever it conducts any training or matching activity. 

Goalpost Safety Guidelines  Too mary serious injuries and fatalities have occurred in recent years as a result of unsafe or incorrect use of goalposts.  Safety is always of paramount importance.

Guidance Notes on Whiteline Marking of Football Pitches  These guidelines have been drawn up by the Institute of Groundsmanship

Safeguarding Children Policy Statement   Every child or young person, who plays or participates in football should be able to take part in an enjoyable and safe environment and be protected from abuse.

Matches Against Foreign Opposition  Permission must be sought from The Football Association to play football against Foreign Opposition (home or abroad) no later than 28 days before the event. 

International Clearance  All players moving countries (including Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland) must have International Clearance. It applies to all players over the age of 12. 

RESPECT Codes of Conduct  We all have a responsibility to promote high standards of behaviour in the game.

Organisers Guide to Affiliating a Small-Sided Football Competition or League with the County Football Association  Useful information before organising a small-sided competition

Application for FA Cup Final Tickets/International Ticket Service  You can obtain tickets for the FA Cup Final and England home games through ourselves. 

 League Management and Officer Roles  This gives guidance and the structure of a league management committee, and the areas of responsibility which are typically assigned to the various officers.

Social Media Best Practice  The advent of social media has redefined how we communicate with each other and shaped a whole new culture of how we digest news, information and opinion.  As a participant in our National Game, your comments will be heavily scrutinised regardless of your level or position in the sort to the degree where nothing is off the record.  As a result careful consideration is key when engaging with social media.