SJFC Training Overview

Salaamun Alaykum Dear Parents,

Inshallah we will commence training once again at Harefield Academy our home ground on Sunday 27th September 2020.

It has been decided that SJFC Youth will be following a Pay as you play model for the remainder of the SJ subscription period (December 2020).

The charge will be £4 per child per session (Non-Refundable) and we therefore ask parents/guardians to complete the forms if they are certain their child/children will attend.

For parents with children in multiple tiers please do not complete the incorrect tier forms. If a tier is full and the wrong form is completed bypassing the waiting list for the correct tier we will not refund the fee and it will mean that your child is added to the waiting list.

We will provide guidance on entrance and exit points, parent drop off and collection rules as soon as we have confirmation from our partner.

Please note as we are starting training during this unique period under guidance set by HM Government and the FA, we are limited to 30 players per pitch.

Please ensure that if it is allowed by our facilities provider for parents to enter indoor areas and facilities, masks are brought with you and worn, if masks are not worn then parents will not be allowed to traverse indoor areas and this is non-negotiable. This is all in line with Government and FA guidance regarding the wearing of masks as compulsory when in public indoor areas for everyone over the age of 11.

Tier 1 & 2 Indoor Astro:
Parents will not be permitted inside the indoor Astro pitch area and will need to wait outdoors.
Parents must maintain social distance and in groups of no more than 6 as per UK Gov COVID guidelines. We ask all parents and guardians to please help us to maintain training in a safe manner for all.

Tiers 3 – 6 Outdoors:
Parents must maintain social distance and in groups of no more than 6 as per UK Gov COVID guidelines. We ask all parents and guardians to please help us to maintain training in a safe manner for all.

In preparation for our first training session, we ask all parents to please read the following guidance carefully before attending training and matches for SJFC.

  • For a full self-screen checklist, see page 4 here
  • Follow Government guidance for travel, including car share/lifts and minimising use of public transport.
  • Active participants should arrive changed and ready to take part.
  • Personal hygiene measures should be carried out by everyone and hand sanitisers must be used at the training/match venue.
  • For adults the use of changing rooms and toilets must adhere to Government guidance. Anyone who is deemed vulnerable in respect of Covid-19 is reminded to follow the Government’s guidance, only returning to football when it’s right for them to do so. Please note there will not be any changing facilities for boys at training on Sundays.
  • Hands should be washed at the earliest opportunity even is sanitised post training
  • Everyone must continue to maintain social distancing including in any facilities where groups of people congregate (e.g. car parks, outside training grounds, clubhouses etc).
  • Everyone should upon arrival and leaving the facility follow the traffic-flow system the club or facility provider has put place.
  • Anyone who becomes infected after training/matches must report this to the NHS track and trace system
  • Parents and players will need to consent to the full SJFC COVID Code of Behaviour

It also goes without saying that boys must wear appropriate clothing and equipment for playing, weather conditions etc including shin pads without which they will not be allowed to participate in the training session.

Further information can be found here: FA Grassroots Guidance for Football Restart

We will provide further guidance on procedures for training, entrance and exit process, parent drop off and collection rules. Coaches will provide boys with a briefing at the start of training. 

We look forward to welcoming you all to the start of our training for this season and look forward to the boys once again helping to push SJFC to new heights.

A copy of the club’s risk assessment can be found here
Youth Practice
Youth League Harefield
Youth League Maple
Our policy documentation can be found here
Safeguarding Policy

If your child has any specific medical conditions, please ensure that you discuss these with the club welfare officer and or coach and agree the best way to support your child’s needs e.g. you staying to watch nearby and taking responsibility to administer the medication. For your information the club may use a form such as the one in FA safeguarding Guidance Notes 8.2 to gather any relevant information from you.

Please contact SJFC Welfare Officer: for further information

Salaams & Duas