Subscriptions range from £100 per player for Reception Year to Year 5 and £110 for Years 6 & 7 players. The costs of providing football, ensuring coaches are qualified and trained accordingly plus maintaining the facilities are increasing all the time however we hope this still represents excellent value for money. All subscriptions should be paid through the clubs website via PayPal no later than 30th September. If you are unable to pay via the the website please speak to one of the minis coordinators who will provide you with the appropriate forms. Failure to pay subscriptions could result in children not being able to take part in training or matches.
We kindly request that Reception & Year 1 parents/guardians remain present at the mini training session for the whole of the session. All children, parents/guardians and spectators attending mini training must adhere to our safety policies, codes of conduct and behaviour policy.
Sylvans do NOT accept responsibility for any child from more than 5 minutes before a session commences and more than 5 minutes after the end of a session. Therefore please ensure your child is not left unattended outside of these times.
All sessions take place at our St Peters pitch, however on occasions we may need to merge or move some sessions for various reasons, e.g. weather, numbers, etc. Of course we plan to keep any disruptions to an absolute minimum, however should the need arise, communication will be made appropriately.
The clubhouse is available to children, parents/guardians and spectators following mini’s sessions for refreshments, etc. We would consider the facilities used as a very safe environment, however whilst every effort is made in safeguarding the children, we cannot be held responsible for an individual's possessions during the sessions.
All our head coaches hold the relevant qualifications required to facilitate our sessions. These include FA coaching qualifications (at a minimum level 1 standard) and all of our coaches and assistants have completed the relevant CRB Safety Disclosures, First Aid and Safeguarding children training.
Kit, Clothing & Equipment
Appropriate clothing/kit must be provided at all sessions, e.g. Shin Pads, Football Kit, Warm Clothing, Rainproof tops, etc. Failure to have all equipment may result in the child not being allowed to participate. Please note Sylvans kit is available to purchase, please ask a member of the mini’s coaching team for details or visit the Club Shop.
Each child should bring a bottle of water or a drink of their choice with them to ensure they are properly hydrated. Drinks are available to purchase from the canteen on Saturday mornings. Sylvans reserve the right to refuse participation of a child at its discretion.
Sylvans want to ensure a fun and enjoyable environment is maintained at all times. Therefore all children are asked to adhere to the clubs behaviour policy which includes the following: -
- No foul language or inappropriate behaviour will be tolerated.
- No food will be permitted whilst participating in a coaching session. However regular water/drinks breaks will be taken, where snacks (if required) can be consumed.
- Always listen to the coaches instructions.
- Avoid violence and rough play and help opponents and team mates if and when appropriate.
- Make every effort to play fair and stick to the laws of the game to help your team and to improve yourself.
- Accept success and failure, winning and losing, equally.
- Respect the opposition at all times whatever the results of the games and skill challenges.
- Raise any issues/concerns/comments at an appropriate time. This will usually be at the conclusion of the session.
We kindly ask all parents, carers or supporters to refrain from smoking on or near the playing areas on either the main St Peters pitch, the Dave Jehan Field and the Les Brehaut playing fields.
Dogs are welcome, however we ask that dogs do not foul on the playing areas and are kept on a lead at all times.
Safeguarding & Welfare
In the event of any child suffering an injury whilst participating in mini training, parents / guardians will be contacted and where appropriate medical advice will be sought. Please be advised that any costs incurred in seeking medical attention (e.g. an ambulance) will be the sole responsibility of the parent/guardian.
Please ensure your child is provided with any medical equipment that may be required, e.g. inhalers and the coaches are aware. We do reserve the right to refuse participation if the relevant equipment is not provided.
There will be occasions when photographs and/or videos may be required for media purposes and perhaps promotional material, e.g. website content, brochures, etc. You must ensure that if you do not wish for your child to be involved in any photographs for this purpose you inform a member of the coaching staff.
If you have any concerns regarding any of the above or otherwise, please contact the clubs Welfare Officer Anna Robert.
If you have any other questions please contact one of our mini coordinators who will be happy to help.
Note: Anna is also our Child Welfare Officer.