Contents

1.   Contents

2.   Our Vision

3.   Mission Statement

4.   Club Development

5.   Better Players

6.   Growth and Retention

7.   Raising Standard

8.   Workforce development

9.   Promotion

10. Facilities

11. Funding

 

Our Vision

 

• To develop Chesterfield Ladies FC as an integral part of the local community.

• To Promote Girl’s and Women’s football teams in North Derbyshire

• To introduce females of any age to playing football

• To increase teams within the club

• Through football we want to encourage young girls to develop as players and more importantly as people

• To provide quality, safe opportunities for young people of all ages 

• To help people realise their potential, develop personal skills and confidence

• To improve the performance of players, coaches and volunteers within the club.    

• Treat people equally regardless of gender, ability, religion and ethnic background

• To forge partnerships within the community

Club development 1

 

Mission Statement

 

Chesterfield Ladies Football Club aim to provide a safe environment for players of all abilities, to learn, develop and enjoy playing football as a community sport, with community values.

 

For players to enjoy and take part in football, we will ensure that they are encouraged to:

  • Take an active part in the sport
  • Form relationships and work together
  • Develop their skills and improve over time
  • Be able to take part whatever their ability
  • Develop personal skills in key areas: technical, psychological, physical and social
  • Appreciate and demonstrate a good sporting attitude
  • Understand the laws of the game
  • Be listened to and valued
  • Be positive about themselves and others

For players to feel safe whilst learning and playing we will ensure that:

  • The Respect Code is understood and upheld by all who are involved in our club – parents, spectators, players, coaches and officials
  • Laws relating to child protection are maintained and the Club’s child protection policy is understood and followed
  • All the teams are supported by coaches qualified to at least FA 1st 4 Sport Level 1 and with in-date First Aid training
  • All coaches are DBS checked
  • Equipment and facilities and the maintenance of both are of the highest standard
  • No child will be excluded from participating in football on the grounds of gender, culture, language, racial origin, religious beliefs or sexual orientation
  • Club policy relating to bullying is understood and seen to be followed

For players to learn and develop we will ensure that:

  • Coaches place player development above a culture of ‘winning at all costs’
  • Coaches are well qualified and encouraged in continuing professional development
  • Coaches are positive, friendly and supportive to all players
  • Coaches’ decisions are respected and understood by parents and players
  • Players understand what stage they are at and how to progress
  • Players, parents and coaches are encouraged to get involved with the club via refereeing and coaching qualifications, running the line, joining the Committee or taking on key roles and responsibilities
  • Exceptional players are given opportunities beyond the club
  • Teams are given opportunities to play in tournaments and arrange team events
  • The achievements and progress of all players are celebrated at the end of the season
  • Every player matters to the team and to Chesterfield Ladies Football Club

For the Club to promote community sport with community values, we will ensure that:

  • Parents are valued, welcomed and encouraged to play a key role in supporting and bringing our ethos to life 
  • The Club communicates its ethos clearly and consistently in all it does and through each of its members
  • The Respect Code is at the very heart of all we do at training and on matchday and in whatever capacity – player, spectator, coach, parent, official
  • The Club’s interests and achievements are well publicised, recognised and represented at all levels to celebrate and develop all we do
  • The Club fosters and develops partnerships with key community groups such as schools, the parish, borough and county councils and other sporting clubs to work together in the service of youth sport
  • We welcome and respond to feedback and input from all those associated with the Club to make us fully accountable to our members

Club Development 2

 

Club Development Table

 

 

 

Year 1

2016 -17

 

Year 2

2017 – 18

 

Year 3

2018 – 19

 

Year 4

2019 -20

 

Year 5

2020- 21

 

Number

of teams

 

6

 

7

 

10

 

9

 

9

 

Teams

 

 

TS,

U12’s,

U13’s,

U14’s,

U15’s,

U18’s,

First,

 

 

TS,

U10's,

U13’s,

U14’s,

U15’s,

U16’s,

U18’s,

First,

 

 

TS,

U11

U12’s,

U13’s,

U14’s,

U15’s,

U16’s,

U18’s,

DS

RT

First

 

 

TS,

U12’s,

U13’s,

U14’s,

U15’s,

U16’s,

U18’s,

DS

RT

First

 

 

TS,

U12’s,

U13’s,

U14’s,

U15’s,

U16’s,

U18’s,

DS,

RT

First

 

TS = Training School, DS = Development squad, RT = Reserve team

 

Better Players

 

 

Objective

 

 

Target

 

Timescale

 

Responsibility

 

 

All Managers & Coaches to be qualified

 

 

Attend Level 1 Award in Coaching Football

 

 

Ongoing

 

Management Committee

 

Coaches to promote basic skill development training and coaching exercises to practice at home.

 

 

Three update training sessions per year

 

Annually

 

Management Committee

 

 

 

 

Growth and Retention

 

 

Objective

 

 

Targets

 

Timescale

 

Responsibility

 

Retain all existing teams.

 

 

All existing teams retained

 

Annually

 

Management Committee

 

Backfill a new team each year through recruiting new players, Coaches and Managers.

 

 

New team backfilled each year.

 

Annually

 

Management Committee

 

Develop school-club link programme to work with primary schools to recruit new players.

 

 

Deliver training sessions at primary schools.

 

Annually

 

Community Trust Liaison

 

Develop a new U12s girls’ team and retain each year. Set up teams at younger age

 

 

U12's, U11’s & U10's teams

 

Annually

 

Management Committee

 

Ensure all youth players have a realistic pathway to open age football.

 

 

Retain Open Age team

 

Annually

 

Management Committee

 

Develop Development Team for players aged 16+

 

 

Develop Development Team

 

Year Two

 

Management Committee

 

 

Retain a good level of support to existing teams, including Team Manager and Coaches.

 

 

Update coaching skills

 

Ongoing

 

Management Committee

 

 

Raising Standards

 

 

Objective

 

 

Target

 

Timescale

 

Responsibility

 

To achieve and retain The FA Charter Standard Community Club accreditation.

 

 

FA Charter Standard Community accreditation achieved.

 

Annually

 

Secretary

 

To follow all FA guidelines and procedures regarding Club Welfare

 

 

All FA guidelines and procedures followed.

 

Annually

 

Welfare Officer

 

To work with County FA to ensure Club Welfare Officer receives up to date training and support

 

 

Club Welfare Officer Workshop attended & ongoing training.

 

Year One

 

Welfare Officer

 

Fully support The FA Respect programme

 

 

Promotional materials displayed throughout facility. Purchase and use Respect barriers.

All Captains, parents Managers briefed on supporting Respect.

 

 

Ongoing

 

Secretary Club, Welfare Officer & Team Managers

 

Fully support The FA Respect programme

 

 

Every player, parent and Coach to sign the ‘Code of Conduct’ and display latest versions in clubhouse. Zero tolerance of abuse towards referees. Work with County FA.

 

 

Annually

 

Management Committee

 

Organise a volunteer and player awards evening

 

 

One annual volunteer and player awards evening.

 

 

Annually

 

Management Committee

 

 

Workforce Development

 

 

Objective

 

 

Target

 

 

Timescale

 

Responsibility

 

Volunteer Recruitment

 

 

Recruit Volunteers

 

 

Ongoing

 

Management Committee

 

Recruit and select a School Links coordinator

 

 

School Links coordinator

 

 

Ongoing

 

Management Committee

 

Recruit and select a Fundraiser

 

 

Fundraiser appointed

 

Ongoing

 

Management Committee

 

All coaches and volunteers to have DBS checks

 

 

All coaches and volunteers to be checked

 

 

Ongoing

 

Welfare Officer

 

Increase the number of Level 2 Coaches.

 

 

Offer Level 2 Award in Coaching Football to all coaches

 

 

Ongoing

 

Management Committee

 

Ensure all club Officials are registered on Whole Game System

 

 

All Officials details on whole game system

 

Ongoing

 

Secretary

 

Increase the number of female Coaches

 

 

Recruit female coaches

 

Ongoing

 

Management Committee

 

Ensure all existing Coaches and appropriate volunteers have valid FA Emergency First Aid and Safeguarding Children qualifications.

 

 

Update qualifications as required

 

Ongoing

 

Management Committee

 

  

Promotion

 

 

Objectives

 

 

Targets

 

Timescale

 

Resposilibility

 

To increase the awareness of football playing opportunities in the local community.

 

 

Maximum squad numbers in all teams

 

 

 

Annually

 

Management Committee

 

To actively promote playing opportunities through posters in local community centres, schools and other community venues.

 

 

Posters displayed in community sites.

 

Annually

 

Community Trust Liaison

 

To advertise for volunteers

 

 

Volunteer increased in line with new teams

 

 

Annually

 

Management Committee

 

To advertise success. Run an annual awards night and issue ongoing press releases to local media

 

 

One award night and minimum of four press releases per year.

 

 

Annually

 

Management Committee

 

Increase the general awareness of the football club. Develop social media to promote football club.

 

 

Website, Facebook & twitter developed & maintained

 

Annually

 

Management Committee

 

Develop Community Links & Partnerships & local radio

 

 

Links to local Football Trusts, radio and community groups

 

 

Annually

 

Management Committee

 

 

Facilities

 

 

Objective

 

 

Target

 

Timescale

 

Responsibility

 

Explore all opportunities to lease own grounds/facilities

 

 

Lease premises

 

Ongoing

 

Management Committee

 

Make sure all equipment is fit for purpose

 

 

Replace as required

 

Ongoing

 

Management Committee & Team Managers

 

 

All football pitches are fit for purpose

 

 

Checked Football pitches

 

 

Every Match day

 

Team Managers

 

Report damage to facilities

 

 

Appropriate Council Department

 

ASAP

 

Team Managers

 

 

 

Funding

 

 

Objectives

 

 

Targets

 

Timescale

 

Responsibility

 

Search for and apply for grants & funding

 

 

Grants & funding received

 

Ongoing

 

Fundraiser

 

Attend funding seminars

 

 

Information on grants & funding

 

 

Ongoing

 

Fundraiser

 

Contact Funding Support Services

 

 

Provide information on grants & funding

 

Ongoing

 

Fundraiser

 

Club Information

 

 

For grants & funding applications

 

Ongoing

 

Management Committee