Club Policies


ETYFC’s commitment is to eliminate discrimination whether by reason of gender, sexual orientation, marital status, race, nationality, age, ethnic origin, colour, religion or belief, ability or disability. ETYFC is also committed to promoting equality by treating people fairly and with respect, by recognising that inequalities may exist, by taking steps to address them and by providing access and opportunities for all members of the community.

ETYFC, in all its activities, will not discriminate, or in any way treat anyone less favourably, on grounds of gender, gender re-assignment, sexual orientation, marital status, race, nationality, ethnic origin, colour, religion or belief, ability or disability. ETYFC will ensure that it treats people fairly and with respect and that it will provide access and opportunities for all members of the community to take part in, and enjoy, it’s activities. ETYFC will not tolerate harassment, bullying, abuse or victimisation of an individual, which for the purposes of this policy and the actions and sanction applicable is regarded as discrimination. This includes sexual or racially based harassment or other discriminatory behaviour, whether physical or verbal. ETYFC will work to ensure that such behaviour is met with appropriate action in whatever context it occurs

ETYFC is committed to a policy of equal treatment of all members and requires all members to abide and adhere to these policies and the requirements of the Equality Act 2010 as amended from time to time. ETYFC commits itself to the immediate investigation of any claims, when it is brought to their attention, of discrimination on the above grounds and where such is found to be the case, a requirement that the practice stop and sanctions imposed as appropriate.


ETYFC holds and processes information about participants, volunteers and other data subjects for a variety of legislative and administrative purposes. When handling such data, ETYFC will comply with the eight data protection principles which are that personal data shall:

  1. Be obtained and processed fairly and lawfully and shall not be processed in any manner incompatible with those purposes
  2. Be obtained for a specified and lawful purpose and shall not be processed in any manner incompatible with those purposes
  3. Be adequate, relevant and not excessive for those purposes
  4. Be accurate and where necessary kept up to date
  5. Not be kept for longer than is necessary for those purposes
  6. Be processed in accordance with the data subject’s rights under The Act
  7. Be kept safe from unauthorised access, accidental loss or destruction.
  8. Not be transferred to a country outside the EEA unless that country has equivalent levels of protection for personal data.

Individuals have the right of access to information about them. Personal data will be made available to the data subject provided the data subject satisfies the request requirements of the Act. ETYFC will make a charge of £10 for each Subject Data Access Request.

ETYFC will not make data available to third parties for commercial or marketing purposes. However ETYFC may share with organizations that have a legal requirement to access such data in order to fulfil their statutory requirements or public functions. In such circumstances, the external organization requesting access to personal or sensitive personal data will have to justify their request in writing.


All volunteers who handle or have access to personal data have a general responsibility for making themselves aware of the requirements of the Act and the responsibilities it places on them individually in the handling of personal data.


  1. All staff and volunteers shall ensure that personal data is never disclosed verbally or in writing to a third party without the permission of the data subject or without legal grounds as defined in The Act
  2. All volunteers shall endeavour to ensure that they only process data in line with the Club’s legal obligations and administrative needs and that they comply with the eight data protection principles in The Act


Every child or young person, defined as any person under the age of 18 and vulnerable adult who plays or participates in football should be able to take part in an enjoyable and safe environment and be protected from abuse. This is the responsibility of every adult involved in football.

ETYFC recognises its responsibility to safeguard the welfare of all young people and vulnerable adults by protecting them from physical, sexual or emotional harm and from neglect or bullying. ETYFC is therefore committed to working to provide a safe environment for all young people and vulnerable adults to participate in the sport to the best of their abilities for as long as they choose to do so.

Key Principles:

  1. The child’s or vulnerable adult’s welfare is, and must always be, the paramount consideration

2.All young people and vulnerable adults have a right to be protected from abuse regardless of their age, gender, disability, culture, language, racial origin, religious beliefs or sexual orientation

  1. All suspicions and allegations of abuse will be taken seriously and responded to swiftly and appropriately
  2. Working in partnership with other organisations, children and vulnerable adults and their parents and carers is essential.

ETYFC is committed to working in partnership with the Police, Social Services Departments, and local Safeguarding Children’s Boards (LSCB) Committees (ACPC) in accordance with their procedures. This is essential to enable these organisations to carry out their statutory duties to investigate concerns and protect all young people and vulnerable adults.



ETYFC is committed to excellence in all aspects of our business. This includes ensuring the health, safety and welfare of our volunteers. We also fully accept our responsibility for other persons who may be affected by our activities.

We will take steps to ensure that our statutory duties are met at all times. We regard legislation and this policy as minimum standards, which should be improved upon wherever it is reasonably practicable to do so. We will continuously strive for improvement in our safety performance and standards.

We consider Health and Safety to be intrinsic to the successful management of the business. We recognise that accidents cause injury and suffering to people and resource loss to the club. Most accidents are preventable, and we will do our best to prevent them from occurring.

We will provide and ensure a safe and healthy working environment with appropriate information, instruction and supervision.

We believe that safe management is good management. Safety will be monitored alongside other management performance criteria. This will include regular inspections by the Health and Safety Officer. The information generated will be used as part of the continuous improvement process and will help formulate action plans for the following year.

The successful implementation of this policy requires total commitment from everyone at the club. The Club and every one of its staff have a legal obligation to take reasonable care for his or her own health and safety and for the safety of others who may be affected by his or her acts or omissions.

In adopting this policy, ETYFC commits to the provision of the requisite resources, priorities and training to fulfil its obligations.

This policy will be regularly monitored to ensure that the objectives are achieved. It will be formally reviewed on an annual basis and revised in the light of legislation, experience and organisational changes and informally updated to accommodate any identified improvements. Any revision or additions will be brought to the notice of those who are affected by it.


  • Ensure subs are paid on time when being paid in instalments.
  • Respect the mangers and referees decisions at matches.
  • No swearing or shouting abuse at matches.
  • To stay behind the respect barrier at matches.
  • Get your child to and from matches/training on time.
  • Where possible to help the managers set up on match days.
  • Respect Coaches, Managers and Committee members decision making, assisting wherever possible.


It is important that everyone behaves themselves when playing football.

As a player, you have a big part to play. That’s why the FA is asking every player to follow a Respect Code of Conduct.

When playing football, I will:

  • Always do my best, even if we are losing or the other team is stronger.
  • Play fairly – I won’t cheat, complain or waste time.
  • Never be rude to my team-mates, the other team, the referee, spectators or my coach/team manager.
  • Do what the referee tells me.
  • Shake hands with the other team and referee at the end of the game.
  • Listen to my coach/manager and respect what he/she says.
  • Talk to someone I trust, for example my parents or the club Welfare Officer if I am unhappy about anything at my club.