Children playing in Club Matches

Who is responsible for transporting children to and from a match?

Click here for the Parent Consent Form for U18s involved in matches.

N.B. the attachment here needs to be viewed from a PC.

Parents of children playing in any club matches (home or away) should complete a Consent and Emergency Contact Form (available in the clubhouse and on the club’s website) and return it to the Team Captain before the match.

Coaches and volunteers are not responsible for transporting children to and from the match, unless as part of a club organised trip (see below).

It is reasonable of the Club and Match Captains to place responsibility on parents for ensuring appropriate transport arrangements are made for their children. 

Parents may choose to make private arrangements with another adult (such as a family friend but not a club member playing in the match) to transport their child. However, parents should let the club know.

What happens in situations when the club needs to transport children?

In situations where the club agrees to arrange transport for children (for example, to an away match) the Team Captain must ensure the following:

  • Parents are informed of the destination, reason for the journey and the name of the driver
  • Parents return to the club a Consent and Emergency Contact Form and the driver should have a copy of this with them on the journey in case of emergencies
  • There are two adults in the car
  • Children are seated in the back of the vehicle at all times
  • If the children are a mixture of female and male, where possible the two adults should also be male and female
  • There is an established procedure in the event of a breakdown/emergency.
  • The driver has a valid UK driving licence, satisfactory DBS check, correct insurance, and MOT certificate, and complies with laws on the use of seatbelts and restraints. The club’s Welfare Officer maintains a record of drivers that currently meet these requirements.