In order to return to either training (Phase 1), training (Phase 2), friendly matches or league matches we must comply as a club to certain guidelines and procedures. The purpose of this article is to set those guidelines out and guide our club through this process, be that coaches, parents / carers or players. Please take time to read through this, click on the relevant links, read the documents and most importantly fill in the online forms as detailed below as no coach or player will be able to participate competitively without doing so.
The FA has announced that: ‘SUBJECT TO THE NECESSARY RISK ASSESSMENTS being in place, ‘contact’ outdoor grassroots football may resume in groups of no more than 30 (including coaches)’. (The FA announcement was issued on Friday 17th July 2020).
The full Culcheth Athletic Risk Assesment can be found here.
Culcheth Athletic Junior FC Committee stress that this is a PHASED re-introduction to football for all players. The Club requires that teams starting back training should initially follow the ‘social distancing training’ procedure first (Phase 1, below), to ensure that all players in a squad understand fully the need to remain 2m away from each other during subsequent contact training for as much of the game as possible. It is noted that some teams may choose for now to remain with Phase 1 sessions rather than opt to go for ‘contact training’ (Phase 2, below).
Culcheth Athletic Junior FC COVID-19 ‘Social Distancing PHASE 1’ & ‘Contact Training Phase 2′ Training Procedures’
Click here for both TRAINING GUIDELINES.
Teams may ONLY progress from ‘social distancing training’ to ‘contact training’ if the Team Manager and Coaches are satisfied with compliance to these FA derived COVID-19 training procedures.
The 2020/21 Season / Friendlies
From 1st August 2020 ‘properly FA sanctioned friendly matches’ are permitted (subject to suitable risk assessments in place) and the new league season is scheduled to commence at some point in September 2020. So, we as a Club are committed to this phased re-introduction of grassroots football.
Culcheth Athletic Junior FC COVID ‘Competitive matches procedures / guidance policy’ (this includes friendlies).
Click here for our guide to ‘competitive matches procedures’.
***CONSENT FORMS – IMPORTANT!!!***
NO TEAM CAN PROCEED TO PLAYING FRIENDLIES / COMPETITIVE MATCHES WITHOUT COMPLYING WITH THE FOLLOWING:
We must receive back consent from all coaches / volunteers and also all parents / carers for each child.
NOTE: Parents may withdraw consent by completing the online form again at any time, indicating ‘NO’ to appropriate questions, but must also email Phil Gaskell at – firstname.lastname@example.org with your intention to withdraw your consent. From that stage onwards your child would not attend any future training sessions that do not meet your specific consent requirements.
ALL Parents/Carers (and players, where possible) must have read through all of the documentation on this page, and signed-off that they have done so, therefore giving consent for their child to train / take part in matches, using the online form above.
LINKS TO ALL RELATED COVID-19 DOCS
(To view the next page on a PDF link just scroll down / hover over the bottom left of it, you should get a range of options including a page up / down button).
Click HERE to download a printable version of COACHES GUIDANCE (COVID-19)
Click HERE to download a printable version of COMPETITIVE MATCH GUIDANCE / PROCEDURES
Click HERE to download a printable version of MATCHDAY SAFETY BRIEFING – PLAYERS
Click HERE to download a printable version of MATCHDAY SAFETY BRIEFING – PARENTS