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Safeguarding our club ...

At Southbrook we take child welfare very seriously, we have a team of welfare officers available to assist any member of our club with any welfare issues they may have.


Whistle-blowing can be used as an early warning system or when it’s recognised that appropriate actions have not been taken. This approach or policy is adopted in many different walks of life.


It is about revealing and raising concerns over misconduct or malpractice within an organisation or within an independent structure associated with it.


Any adult or young person with concerns about a colleague can also use whistle-blowing by calling 0800 169 1863 and asking for The FA's safeguarding team, or via email on


Alternatively you can go direct the Police or Children’s Social Care and report your concerns there, or to the Child Protection in Sport Unit via or the NSPCC Helpline via 0808 800 5000 or by emailing


F or more information on Safeguarding in football you can also visit the following pages;


U18 Players - For Under 18's - Hampshire FA

Parents & Carers - Section 8 - parents and carers - Safeguarding | The Football Association (

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Kate Fielden

Club Welfare Officer

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Lee Campbell

Assistant Club Welfare Officer

Mental Health Team

As of 2023 the club have introduced a Mental Health Team. The team is made up volunteers from both the committee and a representative from each team. These individuals known as Mental Health Support Officer are there to support both the players, managers, coaches and parents. 

The Mental Health Support Officers have all read the guidelines set out by the FA for grassroots football, and are in the process of undertaking accredited mental health awareness courses, working closely with a qualified mental health nurse.

All committee members have read the relevant guidance, along with the following from each team across the Southbrook Y.F.C age groups. 


Barry Mattin - Stuie Bridle - Vicki Mattin - Katie Fielden - Lee Campbell

Leona Birchenough - Dave Fielden - Paul Allen - Jamie Stapleton - Toby Wilks - Ryan Dickson 

Lightning U7's - Rachel Phillips

Strikers U7's - Zoe Longhurst-Gardner

Comets U8's - Courtney Ryan

Knights U8's - David Tribbeck

Titans U8's - Lucy Bowers

Sonics U9's - Destiny Beaton & Natalie Gunter

Tornadoes U9's - Dan Ridout

Shooters U10's - Naomi Parker

Flames U11's - Becci Geddes

Ninjas U11's - Jodie Moody

Samurais U11's - Tracey Spanner

Spitfires U12's - Abbey Cooper

Crusaders U13's - Lucy Eyles, Katie Calvert, Tanya Williams & Jack Mattin

Galaxy U13's - Lucy Spiteri & Jeraldine Baddams

Pirates U13's - Kelly Cox & Joanne Johnston

Soul U13's - Shaun Scally

Stingers U3's - Beth Blunt

Trojans U13's - Ken Haynes

Vikings U16's - Claire Pritchard

Saints U18's - Racheal Wallace & Melissa Beaton

Click on the links below for more information or support ...

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There are several place sfo those experiencing mental health difficulties to get information and support:

- The GP - they have general knowledge of mental health and can also offer a gateway into specialist services


- MIND - The MIND info line: 03001233393 can direct you to specialist services in your area

- SHOUT - Text support service: text SHOUT to 85258 to chat by text with a trained and supervised volunteer. Free, confidential and available 24/7, 365 days a year.

- The Mix - Provides essential support for those under 25 years, you can visit the discussion boards, use the group chats service and/or speak to their trained team, call: 0808 808 4994.

- Anxiety

- Depression

- Self Harm

- Samaritans


- Papyrus - prevention of young suicide


- CALM - Campaign Against Living Miserably, 0800 58 58 58, 5pm to midnight, 365 days a year


- Zero Suicide Alliance - 5 - 1o minute awareness training

- BEAT - Support with eating disordors

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