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We   have   a   thriving   mini   and   junior   football   section   for   both   boys   and   girls   where   children   from   the   age   of   5   are welcome to join and have fun. We   are   an   all   inclusive   Club   and   all   children   are   encouraged   to   get   involved   with   the   club   and   there   are   regular   family   events   organised.   The   emphasis   on   all   of   our teams is for the children to enjoy playing and to have as much game time as possible. Each   coach   /   volunteer   is   DBS   checked   and   every   team   has   at   least   1   qualified   Football   Leader   with   them   at   all   times.   There   will   also   be   a   qualified   first   aider   in attendance. New starters are always welcome. Boys Football All teams train on the 3G at the Aberdare Sports Centre on a Monday evening from 6-8pm. The under 8s and 10s train between 6 and 7pm along with some of our under 12s.  The rest of our under 12s train between 7-8pm.  Please check with the Club for specific teams. Our junior teams (under 14) train on the 3G on a Tuesday evening between 6pm and 7pm. Up   until   the   age   of   8   the   children   normally   only   train,   there   are   some   games   arranged   throughout   the   season   though   normally   on   a   Sunday   morning.   We   have   2 teams at Under 10s, these play in Aberdare or Mountain Ash on a Saturday morning, kick off 10.00am, they had 4 games per week, each lasting 14 minutes. We   have   3   teams   at   Under   12s,   these   play   in   Aberdare   or   Mountain   Ash   on   a   Saturday   morning,   kick   off   10.00am.   They   have   3   games   per   week,   each   lasting   20 minutes. We have 2 teams at Under 14s and they play on a Saturday morning (11am kick off) at various locations throughout RCT.  Games are 1 hour long.  The home ground is Mikes Field. Girls Football Our girls section is rapidly expanding and is the largest in the area having only been established since 2015. We have teams at Under 7s, Under 8s, Under 11s, Under 12s, Under 14s which all feed into our ladies team. Training for the girls takes place on a Thursday evening from 5pm till 6.30pm at Bleangwarr Astro Pitch. Safeguarding Officer As part of our commitment to offering safe and secure football for all we have a dedicated safeguarding officer who looks after the entire Club. If you have any safeguarding concerns you can contact the officer in confidence at any time… Steve Pearce 07886 993292 info@aberdaretownfc.co.uk Club Conduct It is important for everybody involved within the Club at all levels to ensure that they are representing Aberdare Town and themselves in the right way. Players Encourage, support and co-operate with my team mates Not to bully or make anyone feel sad or unhappy Show respect and fair play to my opponents – shaking their hands at the end of a game Play within the rules of the game, not to cheat or waste time Respect my coach/manager and listen to what my coach/manager tells me Respect officials and accept all decisions without question and shake their hands at the end of the game Not to make nasty comments about a team mate, another player/team or coach/manager on any website or social networking site. Tell my Club Safeguarding Officer or someone I trust if I feel unhappy, uncomfortable or concerned about anything Coaches, volunteers and club officials Code of Conduct Show exemplary behaviour by respecting match officials, opposition players, coaches, managers and spectators Treat all players equally by supporting and motivating all players Give all players, whatever their ability, the chance to play Accept that striving to win is more important than winning itself Always pursue fair play – adhere to the laws and the spirit of the game Encourage players to accept responsibility for their own performance and behaviour Never to engage or tolerate any form of bullying Never abuse or misuse any relationship of trust or position of power Display high standards, behave responsibly and never engage in or tolerate the use of foul, abusive, insulting or inappropriate words, behaviour or gestures Get Behind the Line and not enter the field of play without prior permission from referee Ensure the enjoyment, safety and welfare of a child under my supervision is considered paramount at all times Record any allegations, accidents or incidents and refer to designated person Organise activities appropriate to the players’ ability level, age and maturity Appreciate all efforts and not to over-train the players Ensure that coaching sessions are fun, well-structured and focus on developing skill, decision – making and understanding of the game Respect and listen to the opinions of children Refrain from smoking or drinking alcohol during club activities or training sessions Be aware of the FAW Safeguarding Policy, Procedures & Practices and observe the responsibilities involved, including the FAW Communication guidelines Not to make inappropriate comments about another player, coach, official, spectator or volunteer on any website or social networking site which may bring the game into disrepute Welsh FA Campaign The   Welsh   FA   launched   a   campaign   aimed   at   improving   adult   behaviour   on   the   touchline   at   junior   and   grass   roots   football   matches   throughout   Wales   - this is a campaign that Aberdare Town Football Club fully endorses at all levels. Unfortunately,   increasing   numbers   of   children   are   withdrawing   from   football   because   of   the   untoward   behaviour   of   others;   from   over-   zealous   spectators   to   ultra- competitive coaches. Via   the   education   and   promotion   of   the   'Behind   the   Line'   campaign,   the   Football   Association   of   Wales'   Safeguarding   department   aims   to   get   everyone   onside   to ensure football is enjoyable for all of those involved. 'Behind   the   Line'   is   the   FAW's   principal   safeguarding   campaign   which   focuses   on   safeguarding   children   and   young   people   by   eliminating   the   negative   factors   which hinder their enjoyment of the game. The campaign aims to tackle both on and off the pitch behaviour by promoting best practice through educating players, coaches and spectators. 'Behind   the   Line,   Behind   the   Team'   is   a   tailored   programme   which   concentrates   on   improving   the   conduct   of   spectators   on   the   touchline.   By   addressing   the   often inappropriate   behaviour   of   overzealous   supporters   who   may   overstep   the   line   with   constant   criticism   and   intimidation   of   players   and   officials,   the   campaign   will educate and remind individuals of their responsibility to create a fun, safe and positive environment for children to play football in. As   a   result,   clubs   are   encouraged   to   utilise   the   'Behind   the   Line,   Behind   the   Team'   barriers   to   create   a   dedicated   supporter   zone,   and   serve   as   a   reminder   not   to overstep the boundaries, both physically and psychologically. The   safeguarding   DVD   filmed   in   the   summer   with   the   then   National Team   Manager   Chris   Coleman   highlights   the   practical   effects   of   the   barriers   whilst   publicising   the overarching   importance   of   encouraging   children   and   allowing   them   to   have   fun   within   the   sport   rather   than   placing   them   under   too   much   pressure.   Chris   Coleman was   delighted   to   play   a   part   in   the   launch   of   the   campaign,   saying;   “I   know   how   important   it   is   for   children   to   be   encouraged   to   play   football,   to   feel   free   to   express themselves and learn from mistakes without negative pressures from the side-lines”
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We   have   a   thriving   mini   and   junior   football   section   for both   boys   and   girls   where   children   from   the   age   of   5 are welcome to join and have fun. We   are   an   all   inclusive   Club   and   all   children   are   encouraged   to   get   involved with   the   club   and   there   are   regular   family   events   organised.   The   emphasis on   all   of   our   teams   is   for   the   children   to   enjoy   playing   and   to   have   as   much game time as possible. Each   coach   /   volunteer   is   DBS   checked   and   every   team   has   at   least   1 qualified   Football   Leader   with   them   at   all   times. There   will   also   be   a   qualified first aider in attendance. New starters are always welcome. Boys Football All   teams   train   on   the   3G   at   the   Aberdare   Sports   Centre   on   a   Monday evening from 6-8pm. The   under   8s   and   10s   train   between   6   and   7pm   along   with   some   of   our under 12s.  The rest of our under 12s train between 7-8pm.  Please check with the Club for specific teams. Our   junior   teams   (under   14)   train   on   the   3G   on   a   Tuesday   evening   between 6pm and 7pm. Up   until   the   age   of   8   the   children   normally   only   train,   there   are   some   games arranged   throughout   the   season   though   normally   on   a   Sunday   morning.   We have   2   teams   at   Under   10s,   these   play   in   Aberdare   or   Mountain   Ash   on   a Saturday   morning,   kick   off   10.00am,   they   had   4   games   per   week,   each lasting 14 minutes. We   have   3   teams   at   Under   12s,   these   play   in Aberdare   or   Mountain Ash   on a   Saturday   morning,   kick   off   10.00am.   They   have   3   games   per   week,   each lasting   20   minutes.   We   have   2   teams   at   Under   14s   and   they   play   on   a Saturday    morning    (11am    kick    off)    at    various    locations    throughout    RCT.      Games are 1 hour long.  The home ground is Mikes Field. Girls Football Our girls section is rapidly expanding and is the largest in the area having only been established since 2015. We have teams at Under 7s, Under 8s, Under 11s, Under 12s, Under 14s which all feed into our ladies team. Training for the girls takes place on a Thursday evening from 5pm till 6.30pm at Bleangwarr Astro Pitch. Safeguarding Officer As part of our commitment to offering safe and secure football for all we have a dedicated safeguarding officer who looks after the entire Club. If you have any safeguarding concerns you can contact the officer in confidence at any time… Steve Pearce 07886 993292 info@aberdaretownfc.co.uk Club Conduct It is important for everybody involved within the Club at all levels to ensure that they are representing Aberdare Town and themselves in the right way. Players Encourage, support and co-operate with my team mates Not to bully or make anyone feel sad or unhappy Show respect and fair play to my opponents – shaking their hands at the end of a game Play within the rules of the game, not to cheat or waste time Respect my coach/manager and listen to what my coach/manager tells me Respect officials and accept all decisions without question and shake their hands at the end of the game Not to make nasty comments about a team mate, another player/team or coach/manager on any website or social networking site. Tell my Club Safeguarding Officer or someone I trust if I feel unhappy, uncomfortable or concerned about anything Coaches, volunteers and club officials Code of Conduct Show exemplary behaviour by respecting match officials, opposition players, coaches, managers and spectators Treat all players equally by supporting and motivating all players Give all players, whatever their ability, the chance to play Accept that striving to win is more important than winning itself Always pursue fair play – adhere to the laws and the spirit of the game Encourage players to accept responsibility for their own performance and behaviour Never to engage or tolerate any form of bullying Never abuse or misuse any relationship of trust or position of power Display high standards, behave responsibly and never engage in or tolerate the use of foul, abusive, insulting or inappropriate words, behaviour or gestures Get Behind the Line and not enter the field of play without prior permission from referee Ensure the enjoyment, safety and welfare of a child under my supervision is considered paramount at all times Record any allegations, accidents or incidents and refer to designated person Organise activities appropriate to the players’ ability level, age and maturity Appreciate all efforts and not to over-train the players Ensure that coaching sessions are fun, well-structured and focus on developing skill, decision – making and understanding of the game Respect and listen to the opinions of children Refrain from smoking or drinking alcohol during club activities or training sessions Be aware of the FAW Safeguarding Policy, Procedures & Practices and observe the responsibilities involved, including the FAW Communication guidelines Not to make inappropriate comments about another player, coach, official, spectator or volunteer on any website or social networking site which may bring the game into disrepute Welsh FA Campaign The    Welsh    FA    launched    a    campaign    aimed    at    improving    adult behaviour   on   the   touchline   at   junior   and   grass   roots   football   matches throughout   Wales   -   this   is   a   campaign   that   Aberdare   Town   Football Club fully endorses at all levels. Unfortunately,   increasing   numbers   of   children   are   withdrawing   from   football because   of   the   untoward   behaviour   of   others;   from   over-   zealous   spectators to ultra- competitive coaches. Via   the   education   and   promotion   of   the   'Behind   the   Line'   campaign,   the Football    Association    of    Wales'    Safeguarding    department    aims    to    get everyone onside to ensure football is enjoyable for all of those involved. 'Behind    the    Line'    is    the    FAW's    principal    safeguarding    campaign    which focuses    on    safeguarding    children    and    young    people    by    eliminating    the negative factors which hinder their enjoyment of the game. The    campaign    aims    to    tackle    both    on    and    off    the    pitch    behaviour    by promoting best practice through educating players, coaches and spectators. 'Behind    the    Line,    Behind    the    Team'    is    a    tailored    programme    which concentrates   on   improving   the   conduct   of   spectators   on   the   touchline.   By addressing   the   often   inappropriate   behaviour   of   overzealous   supporters   who may   overstep   the   line   with   constant   criticism   and   intimidation   of   players   and officials,    the    campaign    will    educate    and    remind    individuals    of    their responsibility   to   create   a   fun,   safe   and   positive   environment   for   children   to play football in. As   a   result,   clubs   are   encouraged   to   utilise   the   'Behind   the   Line,   Behind   the Team'    barriers    to    create    a    dedicated    supporter    zone,    and    serve    as    a reminder      not      to      overstep      the      boundaries,      both      physically      and psychologically. The   safeguarding   DVD   filmed   in   the   summer   with   the   then   National   Team Manager   Chris   Coleman   highlights   the   practical   effects   of   the   barriers   whilst publicising   the   overarching   importance   of   encouraging   children   and   allowing them   to   have   fun   within   the   sport   rather   than   placing   them   under   too   much pressure.   Chris   Coleman   was   delighted   to   play   a   part   in   the   launch   of   the campaign,   saying;   “I   know   how   important   it   is   for   children   to   be   encouraged to   play   football,   to   feel   free   to   express   themselves   and   learn   from   mistakes without negative pressures from the side-lines”
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