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Health & Safety

The Jersey Football Association is committed to health and safety in all of our operations, whether that be in the office at Springfield, or out in the community.

We work hard with players, coaches, referees, clubs, leagues and facilities to take every reasonable step to ensure an acceptable standard of health and safety for all who want to play affiliated football in the island.

All clubs and personnel have a legal responsibility to do everything practicable to prevent an accident or injury to themselves and to fellow learners and/or personnel.

Please use the links below for guidance on specific areas of health of safety.

Get in touch

Jersey FA Office

(9am-5pm Monday-Friday)


Tel: 01534 730433


If in doubt sit them out!

Helpful information and advice about how to recognise and manage a concussion from the time of injury through to a player's safe return to football.

The guidance, which is designed to support those managing head injuries in football at all levels, is available in two forms - a free-to-download document and as an online resource.


Goalpost Safety

The FA's guidelines for the safe use of goalposts.

Football should be fun, safe and enjoyable, whether you play in a park, at school or for a local club.

The FA would like to draw your attention to the following guidelines for the safe use of goalposts.


Safeguarding Children

Most children and young people have a fantastic experience through football – but sadly, some don't. This might be down to over-competitive parents and coaches shouting and constantly criticising them from the sidelines - the kind of behaviour the Respect programme is designed to address. Or it might be due to some other kind of abusive behaviour towards them.

Safeguarding children is everyone's responsibility. Please visit our Safeguarding & Welfare pages for further guidance. To report a concern please email or call the Jersey FA on 01534 730433.

Safeguarding & Welfare

Heading Guidance

The FA provides heading guidance for all age groups between Under six and Under 18.

It gives grassroots clubs, coaches and players the recommended heading guidance for youth training sessions.


Jersey FA aims to promote health and safety, so far as reasonably practicable, by:

  • providing and maintaining safe equipment and environment, including a means of access in a condition that is safe and without risk to health
  • preventing accidents and cases of work-related ill health and safety hazards arising from work activities via effective risk identification, assessment and implementation of control measures
  • implementing regular emergency and evacuation procedures in case of a significant incident
  • protecting the health and safety and welfare of individuals and vulnerable learners via systematic risk management
  • engaging with learners, personnel and any related third parties, providing relevant information, instruction, training and supervision, as is necessary to ensure health and safety
  • providing adequate training and allocating appropriately qualified members of personnel to identify and control potentially hazardous situations/environments
  • complying with statutory regulation on health and safety and welfare of learners, personnel and any related third parties.

This list is not exhaustive and represents general principles followed by the Jersey FA in respect of health and safety.

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