Mission Statement

Valley Green 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 and make VGFC the club of choice for the area.

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 CRB 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 VGFC.

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 local and city 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