As part of The FA’s role in aiming to do everything it can to support a safe and enjoyable framework for football, a new film has been made outlining the four key steps to safeguarding.

The film, featuring Wayne Rooney, Steph Houghton, Jack Rutter and Nathaniel Chalobah, explains how both parents and children can raise concerns they have about adults working in football and centred around how the 8,500 safeguarding officers working across England football take the following four steps:

1. Checked – to ensure adults are suitable to work with youngsters 
2. Trained – from coaches to referees, all are given suitable safeguarding training
3. Hear – concerns from both children and adults will be listened to
4. Report – the importance of raising concerns about a child’s welfare

Following these simple but crucial steps means that there is a framework in place to ensure that, if standards ever fall short with poor practice or unacceptable behaviour, they can be addressed.

Anyone who has a concern about the welfare of a child or the behaviour of an adult towards a child or young person under 18 years of age in football, is required to refer it to The FA Safeguarding team. The team is staffed by professionals who are experienced in dealing with these concerns.


UPDATE!!! Our 2016/17 under 11's and Under 5/6's are currently FULL!!! Email your details including your childs date of birth to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to join the waiting list.

Sutton Juniors Football Club provide football for all ages, ranging from 5 years old through to open age, with all junior groups open to both Boys and Girls!

We are now officially the largest club in Craven! and as such we are always on the lookout for new players, coaches and volunteers to keep everything moving!

We have room for new players at most if not all age groups especially the Under 6 through to under 10's who are all looking to expand!

We have various events throughout the year including Awards nights, FunDay, Christmas and Holloween parties and Club trips to Elland Road and Turf Moor and they're open to all our members and their family and friends.

Football is an excellent way for kids to make new friends and keep fit and all new players will receive 2 FREE TASTER SESSIONS to see if they wish to join.

We have IMMEDIATE COACHING vacancies at under 6, 7, and under 8 where we need more assistance to support and further develop the age groups.

All coaches will be CRB checked and will be required to attend FA coaching courses these will be funded by the club.

If you would like to join us as a player or coach please select the correct age group from the top of the home page on our website where you will find the managers contact details or alternatively join our Facebook page where one of us will answer any of your questions.                                                   

Our website can be found at

Or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thanks, SJFC