Safeguarding at Training & Matches

Safeguarding at Training

We’re responsible for players when they’re on the pitch

Players should line up by the pitch five minutes before the start of training, with their gum shields, shin pads, sticks and water. It would also be really helpful if players visit the bathroom before heading out on the pitch. Coaches are unable to accompany players to the toilet during training or matches. The Club is not responsible for any child who is on a pitch, (eg. before training starts) and has not obtained permission from a coach or Club official to be there.

If you are going to be late collecting your child for any reason, please ring:

  • 07956 277340 to contact Balcarras registration team
  • 07513 291250 to contact Cheltenham College registration team
  • 07513 291249 to contact Dean Close registration team

If you have warned us that you will be late, players will remain supervised until you arrive. Please note that this is to cater for emergencies only and this phone will only be switched on for the duration of Friday night training.

Due to the number and age of our players we do not have the resource to supervise them whilst they are not on the pitch in training. Players left unsupervised in the Balcarras Pavilion or elsewhere off pitch, on all three sites, are left at your own risk.

Safeguarding at Matches

We’re lucky to have so many players turning out to represent the Club in matches. Please remember that the Club is only responsible for your child whilst they are on the pitch. If you are not able to be present, please ensure that you have arranged for another adult to be responsible for your child in your absence. The team manager needs to be made aware of who is responsible for your child, in case of an emergency.

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