English football is set to unite again on 30th September and 1st October to promote Play Safe – a countrywide, FA led campaign to focus attention on the vital importance of safeguarding in our national game.

The FA initiative is endorsed by the NSPCC and will be supported this weekend across every level of English football, including the Premier League, EFL, Barclays Women’s Super League, Barclays Women’s Championship, and across the grassroots game.

Wargrave Wolves is fully behind the campaign with all our coaches and parents being shared all the information about the Play Safe Weekend in the build-up to their matches.

Our club has also made its pledge by using the link https://thefa.jotform.com/232111952202845 and has actively encouraged our coaches and parent volunteers to also make individual pledges.

We also have ‘Play Safe’ armbands for our captains to wear and badges for our coaches, to help remind everyone about the ‘Play Safe’ weekend and its focus on highlighting the importance of safeguarding and ensuring we create safe and secure environments for all our young players, referees and volunteers.

To learn more about why it’s so important to support everyone involved in the game and create a safe and positive environment to play, coach and referee watch this video produced by the Berks and Bucks FA – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uELIdfQJHlw&t=3s

More details from The FA about the Play Safe weekend

To find out more you can visit https://www.thefa.com/playsafe

This season The FA are asking EVERYONE, EVERYWHERE including clubs and leagues at every level of the game, (and individuals if they wish) – to tell us what they are planning to do to make a difference over the Play Safe weekend and to share this via an online Play Safe Pledge.

This year’s Play Safe weekend focuses on the safeguarding role EVERYONE has to play – coach, player, parent/carer, spectator or volunteer – to keep children and young people safe, no matter what the football setting.

EVERYONE, EVERYWHERE, EVERY TIME is encouraged to WATCH, LISTEN, TALK and ACT if they have any safeguarding concerns.