At XL@Football we believe that safeguarding our players, parents and coaches is of paramount importance. This not only keeps everyone safe but it allows for a fun and nurturing learning environment for our players. Every affiliated youth club must have a safeguarding children’s policy and procedures which all coaches, players, parents and club staff must follow. Links to our policies and procedures are available on this page and also from the XL@Football Welfare Officer.

All of our coaches are DBS checked and have attended FA safeguarding courses which are refreshed on a regular basis. Committee members and volunteers also attend FA safeguarding courses and are briefed on clubs policies.

As a club we don’t just care about players on the pitch and at training we also care about their mental health and well being away from the club and offer support and guidance to players, parets and guardians. We work closely with the Kent FA to insure we do the best job possible, to safeguard everyone at our club.

We ask that everyone reads our code of conduct and also make ensure that players familiarise themselves with the clubs expectations of how they behave and represent our club. We have an open door policy so if you have any concerns about any aspect of the club or welfare then please do reach out to our Welfare Officer’s or a member of the committee.

Some helpful numbers:

XL@Football Lead Designated Welfare Officer
Natalie Attridge
Email – welfare@xlfootball.co.uk
Phone -07488354967

If you feel that our club has not listened  and delt with  any welfare issues you can contact your County FA Welfare team:


Other helpful agencies   

0808 8005000

0800 1111

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Player Development Plan Download