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Safeguarding & Qualification requirements

As a reminder, please see the table below for a summary of the League Rules regarding the qualifications required:

Course / Qualification Requirement Initial Renewal
CRC Required for all managers / coaches Contact your Club CWO Contact your Club CWO
Safeguarding Children Course Required for all managers / coaches Safeguarding Children Course | The Boot Room (thefa.com)   £30 online course Qualification is valid for 2 years** There is no longer a separate renewal Safeguarding course.  Managers and Coaches are required to repeat the Safeguarding Children Course as needed to ensure that the qualification remains in date.
Introduction to First Aid in Football (previously FA Emergency Aid)* At least one manager / coach with this qualification must be present all training sessions & matches.  Best practice is for all coaches to hold an up to date Introduction to First Aid in Football qualification. Introduction to First Aid in Football | The Boot Room (thefa.com)   £30 2hr online course Qualification is valid for 3 years Managers and Coaches are required to complete the Introduction to First Aid in Football as needed to ensure that the qualification remains in date.
BT Playmaker by England Football Required for all managers / coaches if “Introduction to  Coaching Football” or “Level 1” qualification not held.   Recommended for anyone helping in football.  BT Playmaker by England Football | The Football Association (thefa.com)   Free online course n/a
Introduction to Coaching Football  (Previously Level 1) Recommended for all managers / coaches Introduction to Coaching Football | The Boot Room (thefa.com) 4 week online course £160 n/a

*Please note that the ‘Safeguarding Children Course’ and ‘Introduction to First Aid in Football’ are available as modules within ‘Introduction to Coaching Football’. If you have completed Introduction to Coaching Football, you do not need to complete ‘Safeguarding Children Course’ and ‘Introduction to First Aid in Football’ as separate courses until the qualifications are due for renewal. 

** Qualifications obtained under the previous course “Safeguarding Children Workshop” are valid for 3 years.

  • Only coaches with the above required qualifications are allowed in the technical area or to be involved at training.
  • A maximum of three coaches are only allowed in the match day technical area.
  • All remaining coaches on match days & non-qualified adults (including parent helpers) must be behind the respect line.

NWYFL Cup Sponsors

U12 NWYFL Cup Sponsor:  Swindon Town FC Community Foundation

U13 NWYFL Cup Sponsor:  Your Sport Swindon

U14 NWYFL Cup Sponsor:  Steve Hale Goalkeeping School

U15 NWYFL Cup Sponsor:  Big Yellow Self Storage

U16 NWYFL Cup Sponsor: STEP Swindon

U18 NWYFL Cup Sponsor: M.E.C.A Swindon

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