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About Our Club

Westoning Youth Football Club was formed in 2002 by Mark Williams and Andy Russell. This was to enable the boys that were in year 4 at the time to continue playing football and represent the Village. At that time we only had one team of Under 9’s.

Two years later Ian Cooksley brought an Under 9’s team to the club which was an amalgamation of Westoning Lower and Flitwick Lower Schools year 4 boys. 2007 saw the club grow to five teams and we welcomed the first of our girl’s teams.

This year the club have an impressive 12 teams. Ranging from U6 to Adult football. The children play in the distinctive yellow and blue kit (some still in maroon school kit) you see on the Recreation Ground on Saturday and Sundays. 

With qualified coaches plus a willing committee our FA Chartered Standard Club is going from strength to strength.

“Our vision for the Club is to give boys and girls from Westoning and the surrounding Villages the chance to play football in a fun and safe environment.”

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All of the coaches at the club will follow this code

Coaches Code of Conduct

On and off the field, I will:

  • Show respect to others involved in the game including match officials, opposition players, coaches, managers, officials and spectators

  • Adhere to the laws and spirit of the game  

  • Promote fair play and high standards of behaviour

  • Always respect the match official’s decision

  • Never enter the field of play without the referee’s permission.

  • Never engage in public criticism of match officials

  • Never engage in, or tolerate, offensive insulating or abusive language or behaviour

When working with players, I will:

  • Place the well-being, safety and enjoyment of each player above everything including winning

  • Explain exactly what I expect of players and what they can expect from me

  • Ensure all parents/carers of all players under the age of 18 understand these expectations

  • Never engage in or tolerate any form of bullying

  • Develop mutual trust and respect with every player to build their self-esteem

  • Ensure all activities I organise are appropriate for the players ability level, age and maturity

I understand that if I do not follow the code of conduct the following actions may be taken:

  • Required to meet with the club welfare officer, committee.

  • Monitored by another club coach.

  • Suspended/asked to leave the club

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All players much follow this code

Players Code of Conduct

  • Always Play to the best of my ability

  • Play fairly – I won’t cheat, complain or waste time

  • Respect my team-mates, the other team, the referee and my coach/manager

  • Play by the rules, as directed by the referee

  • Shake hands with the other team and referee at the end of the game

  • Listen and respond to what my coach/team manager

  • Talk to someone trust or the clubs welfare officer if I am unhappy about anything at my club.

I understand that if I do not follow the code of conduct the following actions may be taken:

  • Be required to apologise to my team-mates, the other team, referee or team manager/coach

  • Receive a formal warning from the coach or the club committee

  • Be dropped or substituted

  • Be suspended from training

  • Be required to leave the club

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All supporters must follow this code

Supporters Code of Conduct

  • Remember the children play for fun.

  • Applaud efforts and good play as well as success

  • Always respect the match officials decisions

  • Remain outside the field of play and within the Designated Spectators Area (where provided).

  • Let the coach do their job and not confuse the players by telling them what to do

  • Encourage the players to respect the opposition, referee and match officials

  • To help with the setting up/ taking down of equipment on home match days

  • Ensure that players arrive appropriately dressed and kitted for the prevailing weather conditions.

  • Avoid criticising a player for making a mistake – mistakes are part of learning

  • Never engage in, or tolerate, offensive, insulting , or abusive language or behaviour

I understand if I do not follow the code of conduct the following actions may be taken:

  •  Issued with a verbal warning from a club official

  • Required to meet with the club Welfare Officer

  • Required to meet with the club committee

  • Obliged to leave the match/training venue by the club

  • Requested by the club not to attend future games/training

  • Required to leave the club along with any dependants

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Safeguarding Policy

The safety of young people at Westoning Football Club is extremely important to us. Press the button below to view our club safeguarding policy.

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