Welland Valley Football Club is dedicated to creating a fun and safe environment for all of our players and visitors.

Safeguarding the welfare of our young players is paramount at Welland Valley FC. We fully support and uphold all of the FA’s directives on best practice and child welfare, throughout the game and at all ages.

If you are worried or concerned about anything, whether it is about yourself or someone you know, Please contact the club welfare officer using the details below and they will be happy to help you.

WVFC WELFARE OFFICER- Michael Hardinges: telephone 07791421999 or email: wellandvalleycwo@gmail.com

As a member of Welland Valley FC, you will be expected to sign up to and adhere to the FA’s RESPECT code of conduct policies, These detail the expectations of players, coaches, match officials and spectators and how they behave in a footballing environment.  All visitors to Welland Valley FC are also expected to adhere to the RESPECT code of conduct and we thank you in advance for doing so.

Many children and young people have a fantastic experience through football – some don’t. This may be down to aggressive or pushy coaches and parents screaming and shouting from the sidelines. Respect highlights that this behaviour is unacceptable.  The RESPECT code of conduct helps coaches and parents understand the effect this behaviour can have and share positive ways to motivate young players.

Any player, parent, spectator, coach or match official who does not adhere to the RESPECT Codes that they sign up to; will be dealt with in accordance with the RESPECT policy guidelines.

A copy of the various RESPECT codes of conduct can be found below and also in the documents section of our website.


Respect Codes – Safeguarding Children Policy for Welland Valley Football Club Download as PDF

Respect Codes – Match Officials Download as PDF

Respect Codes – Coach’s, Managers & Officials Download as PDF

Respect Codes – Spectators, Parents & Carers Download as PDF

Respect Codes – Young Players Download as PDF

Respect Codes – Adult Players Download as PDF

Respect Codes – Guidance for U18s Download as PDF

Respect Codes – Photography Guidelines Download as PDF

Respect Codes – Guidance for Parents & Carers Download as PDF

Respect Codes – Communicating Responsibly with Young Leaders, Coach’s & Referees U18 Download as PDF

Respect Codes – Using Texts & Emails with U18s [Do’s & Dont’s] Download as PDF

Respect Codes – The FA Anti-Bullying Policy for Clubs 2012 Download as PDF

Respect Codes – Social Networking, Websites, Mobile Phone & Email Communications Download as PDF

Respect Codes – Running a Website [Do’s & Dont’s] Download as PDF

Respect Codes – Responsible Use of Social Networking Sites Download as PDF