Old Esthameians FC recognise the importance of youth development: ‘they are our future’ and as such are involved in two schemes that work directly with young people.
Jack Petchey Achievement Award
Old Esthameians are registered with the Jack Petchey Achievement Award scheme and it enables us to recognise the effort, endeavour and achievement of young people within the club..
Child Protection Policy
Old Esthameians Football Club acknowledges its roles and responsibilities towards every child and young person who has been entrusted to its care.
We subscribe to the Child Protection Procedures and Practices contained in the Handbook published by the Football Association in June 2001, and endorse and adopt the Football Association Child Protection Policy published in September 2001.
“Every child and young person who plays football at Old Esthameians Football Club will be able to participate in an enjoyable and safe environment and be protected from abuse. This is the responsibility of every adult involved in the Club.”
“Old Esthameians Football Club recognises its responsibility to safeguard the welfare of all children and young people involved with the club, by protecting them from physical, sexual or emotional harm and from neglect or bullying. The Club is determined to meet its obligation to ensure that it does so to the highest possible standards of care.”
“This policy and any associated procedures apply to anyone at the club, whether in paid or voluntary positions, and include referees, club officials, coaches or other helpers in whatever capacity.”
“Old Esthameians Football Club will consider, having taken advice, whether anyone who has a previous criminal conviction or caution for offences relating to the abuse of children or young people, violence or any sexual offences, should be excluded from working with the children and young people associated with the club. This position is reinforced by UK legislation and guidance, and will be assiduously applied by the club.”
Jon Widdows, Chairman