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Thatcham Tornadoes26 Sep 2023 - 08:00
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taking place over the weekend of Saturday 30th September and Sunday 1st October

This weekend Thatcham Tornadoes has signed up to participate in The FA Play Safe campaign. In support of this, Tornadoes youth team captains will be wearing the Play Safe armbands and lead youth team coaches will wear Play Safe pin badges.

The FA Play Safe campaign 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, National League and across the grassroots game. This year’s Play Safe campaign focuses on the safeguarding role that everyone can play – coaches, players, parents/carers, spectators or volunteers – to keep children and young people safe, no matter what the football setting.

In addition, as part of this year’s Play Safe campaign, we are also promoting The FA free online Safeguarding Awareness Course for Parents & Carers to raise awareness around safeguarding and how to report any concerns.

Graham Fisher, Safeguarding Manager at Berks & Bucks FA, said: “We're pleased to see the Play Safe Weekend return this season. The weekend is a great opportunity for everyone in football to come together and remember how we should all behave at children’s football every week throughout the season. Children just want to play football and, as adults, it's our collective responsibility to make sure this can happen in safe, fun, and welcoming environments. Together, we must simply, let them play!”

Tornadoes Safeguarding Team contact email:

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