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Play Safe Weekend 2022 Photos

A big Thank You to all the clubs and leagues in Shropshire who championed the Play Safe Weekend!

play safe weekend 2022

A big thank you to all clubs and leagues!

On the weekend of 2nd and 3rd October, we saw football at every level join forces to promote play safe - football's national campaign to focus attention of the vital importance of safeguarding in our national game. 

shropshire fA would like to thank all clubs and levels in the county who championed the initiative and promoted play safe through the use of wearing the fA play safe armbands!

Statement from the Telford Junior and Youth League:

"This weekend is The FA's and NSPCCs 'Play Safe Weekend' to support this, Shropshire Football Association are holding a Quiet and Positive Event over all their affiliated matches. Play Safe is football’s national campaign to focus attention on the vital importance of safeguarding in our national game.

This year’s focus remains on the key role of parents/carers in safeguarding, with two main messages being conveyed:
1. Are you aware of the vital safeguarding role you play in football?
2. Please take the new, short and free safeguarding course specifically developed for parents/carers, which can be accessed here.
Additionally the 'Quiet and Positive Event':
  • Promotes Respect in Youth Football and showcase an attractive game that puts the needs of the players first.
  • Raises awareness of the need to create a positive and pressure-free environment.
  • Involves coaches and spectators having minimal verbal contact throughout games, so that children can enjoy football and learn to develop their game.
  • Spectators should refrain from giving instruction during the game, and managers/coaches, can only give very minimal instruction.
  • Allows the children to play and make their own decisions and trust in each other.
  • All adults should instead, respectfully and sensibly, give all children praise and encouragement.
Thank you for your support."

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