A page dedicated to our young players
design a mascot competition
We teamed up with NSport & the University of Northampton as we looked to create a mascot to represent us and you helped us do just that!
We have had the most amazing entries and will be looking through these and announcing a winner after Christmas. Thank YOU so much for your time and efforts - we LOVED them!
Keep your eyes peeled!
fACES TO REMEMBER...
These two faces are the ones worth remembering! If you have any worries about ANYTHING, these are the first ones to go to.....
Raffi Coverdale - Designated Safeguarding Officer
Raffi is the first person you would ask for at the County FA if you had any worries or troubles. She is here to make sure the clubs and leagues that you play in know how to allow you to have the best time possible!
Luke Scott - Deputy Safeguarding Officer
Luke works closely with Raffi and supports her daily. When she is not available, Luke steps in. You can be assured that there is always someone available. Luke is also the Workforce Development Officer so is there for any issues you may have whilst refereeing that you're not comfortable with.
You can call 07535 640452 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have ANY worries. You can also speak to your Club Welfare Officer, you can ask a member of your club who this is.
click here for all nfa safeguarding responsibilites
Know your rights too...
Make sure you know your rights when it comes to feeling safe in football.
your turn to Talk...
Your time to talk - tells us more!
Football is all about the good stuff... goals, fun, friends and having the best time. Answer a few of our questions here to help us keep doing that for you!
youth referee support
We spoke to you and asked our young referees what they liked and didn't like. It's important to us that we know what's going on.
We don't want you hanging up those whistles just yet and want to see you continue on your refereeing journey..
We HATE hearing that you've had bad experiences. Football should be fun, right?! In return, we've tried to put lots of positive things in place to help YOU. Here's just a few...
- U18 Yellow Armbands now in place showing off to everyone who is a Youth Referee
- Dedicated NFA Referee Support Helpline
- Disciplinary help and assistance
- Pitch side visits
We've also produced an U18 Referee Hub on our website so you know exactly where to go for support and information!