Southern Amateur League rule 8(I)(i) states that “in all matches in which it competes, each Club shall play its strongest team in its 1st XI, its second strongest team in its 2nd XI and so on” and rule 8(I)(iii) states that “clubs are expected to hold regular selection meetings or a comparable electronic selection programme to select sides of relative sectional strength”.

It is these rules, as well as the aim that teams are selected on merit and that all players are members of Merton Football Club and should be available for selection for any team, that informs the selection policy of Merton Football Club.

Selection of squads


All squads to be selected on the basis of SAL rule 8(I)(i) whilst using a common sense approach to pay regard to the best interest of the club and its players. This includes embedding the principle that players who give the highest level of availability will be a factor in determining selection.

The general principle is one that is strived for and should be the norm. The principle is designed to prevent the following from occurring: a) higher squads being without sufficient numbers, positions and quality of players, b) players being clearly of too high a standard to the level that they are selected / wanting to play in and c) regular and / or avoidable gaps occurring in squads, which therefore has a detrimental effect on the rest of the club, due to the need to cover those gaps.

In practice

Moving players between squads: Being a playing member of Merton Football Club means that the player should be available to be selected by any of the Merton teams. However on occasions, there may be circumstances that restrict the ability to move some players into certain match day squads / teams. Where these situations occur, the team managers in question should seek to find a common sense solution which prevents points a and b from occurring, so that the relevant teams are of the appropriate sectional strength.

The aim is that these situations are relatively infrequent and that a solution will always be found. Where situations occur which result in frequent deviation from the principle, the team manager will discuss the situation with the player concerned and then the committee if necessary to find a solution which results in the principle being upheld.

If the situation occurs where the managers have been unable to find a solution and therefore there are not sufficient players (both in standard and / or number) available to fulfil the higher team’s fixture, there will be no option but to call off the fixture of the affected higher team and all of the teams below that team. This approach would only be used as a last resort and would want to be avoided at all reasonable costs. It is the responsibility of team managers to bear this in mind when they pick their squads and encourage / support the principle that their players should be available for other Merton teams, if selected.

Giving players opportunity: When players are called up to a higher squad, Team Managers are encouraged to ensure that the player is given the opportunity to show what they can do and have a chance of earning places in future squads. Additionally, if a player is selected in a lower squad than the week before, the general expectation is that the player should start at least the first match for the lower squad.

Player unavailability: Unavailability can have a significant impact on the club, especially when it occurs with a few more players being absent from one team. This generally results in the need to temporarily pull players up through all of the teams in the club, which is disruptive for all concerned. There will of course be situations when absence is beyond a player’s control, but where a player’s absence is avoidable, there will be no guarantee of selection in future squads. Team Managers will use reasonable judgment when considering the situation in respect of a player’s unavailability.

Spread of players: The aim is that the spread of players through the squads is relatively even. What should be avoided is relatively high number of gaps occurring at the higher end of the club whilst the lower end of the club has too many players for their squads, which results in unselected playing members. Common sense needs to be applied to this principle so that the impact of achieving it isn’t significantly disruptive to the remainder of the teams / clubs.


A selection meeting will take place every Monday by telephone. This is designed to establish the position early in the week within a concentrated timescale and limit the need for extensive communications throughout the remainder of the week. In co-ordinating the squad selection process, team managers are expected to communicate to the manager of the team beneath them – the players they have selected, those not selected and those unavailable.

Beyond the selection meeting, Managers can choose whatever methods they deem necessary to communicate with other managers but they should be mindful that communications should be restricted to only those that needto know. This is to protect the work life balance of all those who volunteer their time to help run Merton Football Club.

Where players are selected in a different squad from the week before, each manager should carefully consider how they communicate this change to the affected player and explain reasons for the decision.

This Policy is to help clubs, Associations and football leagues deal with data protection matters internally. This should be kept with other club / Southern Amateur League (SAL) / Amateur Football Association (AFA) / football league policies and a copy should be given (or made available) to all volunteers and others who come into contact with personal data during the course of their involvement with the club.

The Club, Merton FC (“we”, “our”, “us”) handles personal data about current, former, and on occasion prospective players [and their parents or guardians], volunteers and committee members.

In your official capacity with the club you may process personal data on our behalf and we will process personal data about you. We recognise the need to treat all personal data in an appropriate and lawful manner, in accordance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (GDPR).

Correct and lawful treatment of this data will maintain confidence in the club, and protect the rights of players and any other individuals associated with the club. This Policy sets out our data protection responsibilities and highlights the obligations of the club, which means the obligations of our committee, volunteers, members, and any other contractor or legal or natural individual or organisation acting for or on behalf of the club.

You (members and volunteers who come into contact with personal data) are obliged to comply with this policy when processing personal data on behalf of the Club and this policy will help you to understand how to handle personal data.

The Club Executive Committee will be responsible for ensuring compliance with this Policy. Any questions about this Policy or data protection concerns should be referred to the committee.

We process volunteer, member, referee, coach, manager, contractor, committee, supplier and third party personal data for administrative and Club management purposes. Our purpose for holding this personal data is to be able to contact relevant individuals on Club business and our legal basis for processing your personal data in this way is the contractual relationship we have with you. If you do not provide your personal data for this purpose, you will not be able to carry out your role or the obligations of your contract with the Club.

What we need from you

To assist with our compliance with GDPR we will need you to comply with the terms of this policy. We have set out the key guidance in this section but please read the full policy carefully.

Please help us to comply with the data protection principles (set out briefly in section 3 of this policy and in further detail below):

  • Please ensure that you only process data in accordance with our transparent processing as set out in our Privacy notice
  • Please only process personal data for the purposes for which we have collected it (i.e. club related activities)
  • Please do not ask for further information about players, members or volunteers without first checking with a member of the Club’s Executive committee
  • if you are asked to correct an individual’s personal data, please make sure that you can identify that individual and, where you have been able to identify them, make the relevant updates on your records and systems and ask the member to update their records online
  • Please comply with our retention periods listed in our Privacy Notice and make sure that if you still have information which falls outside of those dates, that you delete/destroy it securely (paper data must be shredded, and online data deleted from any hard drives)
  • Please treat all personal data as confidential. If data is stored in electronic format then please ensure that the documents themselves are password protected and that you limit the people who have access to the information to those who need it to fulfil their role within the Club. Please also consider the security levels of any cloud storage provider (and see below). If it is stored in hard copy format then please make sure it is locked away safely and is not kept in a car overnight or disposed of in a public place
  • If you are looking at using a new electronic system for the storage of information, please talk to a member of the Club’s Executive committee first so that we can decide whether such a system is appropriately secure and complies with GDPR
  • Do not share personal data with anybody new or with a party outside the Club
  • If you receive a subject access request (or you think somebody is making a subject access request for access to the information we hold on them) then please tell a member of the Club’s Executive committee as soon as possible because we have strict timelines in which to comply
  • If you think there has been a data breach (for example you have lost personal data or a personal device which contains personal data or you have been informed that a coach has done so, or you have sent an email and open copied all contacts in) then please speak to a member of the Club’s Executive committee who will be able to help you to respond

Data protection principles

Anyone processing personal data must comply with the enforceable principles of data protection. Personal data must be:

  • processed lawfully, fairly and in a transparent manner
  • collected for only specified, explicit and legitimate purposes
  • adequate, relevant and limited to what is necessary for the purpose(s) for which it is processed
  • accurate and, where necessary, kept up to date
  • kept in a form which permits identification of individuals for no longer than is necessary for the purpose(s) for which it is processed
  • processed in a manner that ensures its security by appropriate technical and organisational measures to protect against unauthorised or unlawful processing and against accidental loss, destruction or damage

We are responsible for, and must be able to demonstrate compliance with, the data protection principles listed above.

Fair and lawful processing

This Policy aims to ensure that our data processing is done fairly and without adversely affecting the rights of the individual.

Lawful processing means data must be processed on one of the legal bases set out in the GDPR. When special category personal data is being processed, additional conditions must be met.

Processing for limited purposes

The Club collects and processes personal data. This is data we receive directly from an individual and data we may receive from other sources.

We will only process personal data for the purposes of the Club as instructed by the committee, the SAL, AFA or The FA, or as specifically permitted by the GDPR, and as documented in the Club’s Privacy Policy.


One of the lawful bases on which we may be processing data is the individual’s consent.

An individual consents to us processing their personal data when they complete the registration form, or provide their details over email or text.

Individuals must be easily able to withdraw their consent at any time and withdrawal must be promptly honoured. Consents will be refreshed every season.

Explicit consent is usually required for automated decision-making and for cross-border data transfers, and for processing special category personal data. Where children are involved then the consent must be in writing from parent/guardian.

Where consent is our legal basis for processing, we will need to keep records of when and how this consent was captured.

Our Privacy Notice sets out the lawful bases on which we process data of our players and members.

Notifying individuals

Where we collect personal data directly from individuals, we will inform them in the Privacy Notice about:

  • the purpose(s) for which we intend to process that personal data
  • the legal/lawful basis on which we are processing that personal data
  • where that legal/lawful basis is a legitimate interest, what that legitimate interest is
  • where that legal/lawful basis is statutory or contractual, any possible consequences of failing to provide that personal data
  • the types of third parties, if any, with which we will share that personal data, including any international data transfers
  • their rights as data subjects, and how they can limit our use of their personal data
  • the period for which data will be stored and how that period is determined
  • any automated decision-making processing of that data and whether the data may be used for any further processing, and what that further processing is
  • If we receive personal data about an individual from other sources, we will provide the above information as soon as possible and let them know the source we received their personal data from

We will also inform those whose personal data we process that we, the Club are the data controller in regard to that data, and which individual(s) in the Club are responsible for data protection.

Adequate, relevant and non-excessive processing

We will only collect personal data that is required for the specific purpose notified to the individual.

You may only process personal data if required to do so in your official capacity with the Club. You cannot process personal data for any reason unrelated to your duties.

The Club must ensure that when personal data is no longer needed for specified purposes, it is deleted or anonymised.

Accurate data

We will ensure that personal data we hold is accurate and kept up to date. We will check the accuracy of any personal data at the point of collection and at the start of each season. We will take all reasonable steps to destroy or amend inaccurate or out-of-date data.

Timely processing

We will not keep personal data longer than is necessary for the purpose(s) for which they were collected. We will take all reasonable steps to destroy or delete data which is no longer required, as per our Privacy Notice.

Processing in line with data subjects’ rights

As data subjects, all individuals have the right to:

  • be informed of what personal data is being processed
  • request access to any data held about them by a data controller
  • object to processing of their data for direct-marketing purposes (including profiling)
  • ask to have inaccurate or incomplete data rectified
  • be forgotten (deletion or removal of personal data)
  • restrict processing
  • data portability
  • not be subject to a decision which is based on automated processing

The Club is aware that not all individuals’ rights are absolute, and any requests regarding the above should be immediately reported to the committee, and if applicable escalated to the SAL for guidance.

Data security

We will take appropriate security measures against unlawful or unauthorised processing of personal data, and against the accidental loss of, or damage to, personal data.

We have proportionate procedures and technology to maintain the security of all personal data.

Personal data will only be transferred to another party to process on our behalf (a data processor) where we have a GDPR-compliant written contract in place with that data processor.

We will maintain data security by protecting the confidentiality, integrity and availability of the personal data.

Our security procedures include:

  • Entry controls Any stranger seen in entry-controlled areas should be reported
  • Secure desks, cabinets and cupboards Desks and cupboards should be locked if they hold personal data
  • Methods of disposal Paper documents should be shredded. Digital storage devices should be physically destroyed
  • Equipment Screens and monitors must not show personal data to passers-by, and should be locked when unattended. Excel spreadsheets will be password protected
  • Personal Devices Anyone accessing or processing Club’s personal data on their own device, must have and operate a password only access or similar lock function, and should have appropriate anti-virus protection. These devices must have the Club’s personal data removed prior to being replaced by a new device or prior to such individual ceasing to work with or support the Club

Disclosure and sharing of personal information

We share personal data with SAL, AFA and The FA, and with applicable leagues using the Whole Game System.

We may share personal data we hold if we are under a duty to disclose or share an individual’s personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce or apply any contract with the individual or other agreements; or to protect our rights, property, or safety of our players, other individuals associated with the Club or others.

Transferring personal data to a country outside the EEA

We may transfer any personal data we hold to a country outside the European Economic Area (EEA), provided that one of the appropriate safeguards applies.

Reporting a personal data breach

In the case of a breach of personal data, we may need to notify the applicable regulatory body and the individual.

If you know or suspect that a personal data breach has occurred, inform a member of the committee immediately, who may need to escalate to the SAL as appropriate. You should preserve all evidence relating to a potential personal data breach.

Dealing with subject access requests

Individuals may make a formal request for information we hold about them. Anyone who receives such a request should forward it to the committee immediately, and where necessary escalated to the SAL for guidance. Nobody should feel bullied or pressured into disclosing personal information.

When receiving telephone enquiries, we will only disclose personal data if we have checked the caller’s identity to make sure they are entitled to it.


The Club must implement appropriate technical and organisational measures to look after personal data, and is responsible for, and must be able to demonstrate compliance with the data protection principles.

The Club must have adequate resources and controls in place to ensure and to document GDPR compliance, such as:

  • providing fair processing notice to individuals at all points of data capture
  • training committee and volunteers on the GDPR, and this Data Protection Policy
  • reviewing the privacy measures implemented by the Club

Changes to this policy

We reserve the right to change this policy at any time. Where appropriate, we will notify you by email.

Merton FC (Club) (“we”, “our”, “us”) take your privacy very seriously.


This Privacy Notice sets out how we use and look after the personal information we collect from you. We are the data controller, responsible for the processing of any personal data you give us. We take reasonable care to keep your information secure and to prevent any unauthorised access to or use of it.


What personal data we hold on you


Personal data means any information about an individual from which that individual can be identified.


We collect, use, store and transfer some personal data of our participants [and their parents or guardians], and other Club members.


You provide information about yourself when you register with the Club, and by filling in forms at an event or online, or by corresponding with us by phone, e-mail or otherwise.


The information you give us may include your name, date of birth, address, e-mail address, phone number, gender, and the contact details of a third party in the case of emergency.


We may also ask for relevant health information, which is classed as special category personal data, for the purposes of your health, wellbeing, welfare and safeguarding. Where we hold this data it will be with the explicit consent of the participant or, if applicable, the participant’s parent or guardian. This data will be held for as long as is necessary for the purpose for which the data is collected.


Where we need to collect personal data to fulfil Club responsibilities and you do not provide that data, we will not be able honour or administer your membership.


Why we need your personal data


We will only use personal data for any purpose for which it has been specifically provided.


The reason we need participants’ and members’ personal data is to be able to run the football club and arrange matches; to administer memberships, and provide the membership services you are signing up to when you register with the club. Our lawful basis for processing your personal data is that we have a contractual obligation to you as a participant or member to provide the services you are registering for.


We have set out below a description of all the ways we plan to use your personal data, and which of the legal bases we rely on to do so. We have also identified what our legitimate interests are where appropriate.




Purpose/ Processing Activity           Lawful Basis for processing under Article 6 of the GDPR.

Processing membership forms and payments Performance of a contract

Organising matches Performance of a contract

Sharing data with coaches, managers or officials to run training sessions or enter events Performance of a contract

Sharing data with leagues we are in membership of, associations and other competition providers for entry in events Performance of a contract

Sharing data with committee members to provide information about club activities, membership renewals or invitation to social events The Club has a legitimate interest to maintain member and participant correspondence for club community purposes

Sharing data with third-party service or facility providers The Club has a legitimate interest to run the organisation efficiently and as it sees fit. Provision of some third-party services is for the benefit of the Club, participants and its members

Publishing match and league results           Consent. We will only publish your personal data in a public domain, including images and names, if you have given your consent for us to do so

To ensure we understand possible health risks Consent. We will only process details on your medical history with your consent



Who we share your personal data with


When you become a member of the Club, your information, if you are a coach or volunteer will be or if you are another participant may be (depending upon which league(s) your team plays in) entered onto the Whole Game System database, which is administered by the FA. We also pass your information to the AFA to register participants and the team for matches, tournaments or other events, and for affiliation purposes.


If health information is provided, it will be shared with, and held by, coaches for the welfare of the player.


We may share your personal data with selected third parties, suppliers and sub-contractors such as referees, coaches or match organisers. Third-party service providers will only process your personal data for specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions.


We may disclose your personal information to third parties to comply with a legal obligation; or to protect the rights, property, or safety of our participants, members or affiliates, or others.


The Club’s data processing may require your personal data to be transferred outside of the UK. Where the Club does transfer your personal data overseas it is with the sufficient appropriate safeguards in place to ensure the security of that personal data.


Protection of your personal data


We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed.


How long we hold your personal data


We keep personal data on our participants and members while they continue to be a participant or member or are otherwise actively involved with the Club. We will delete this data at the end of the football season in which a participant or member has left or otherwise ended their membership or affiliation, or sooner if specifically requested and we are able to do so.


We may need to retain some personal data for longer for legal or regulatory purposes.


The personal data that is stored on Whole Game System is subject to their privacy policy, so we advise you review that policy together with this notice. If you would like your personal data to be deleted from Whole Game System, then please contact them.


Your rights regarding your personal data


As a data subject you may have the right at any time to request access to, rectification or erasure of your personal data; to restrict or object to certain kinds of processing of your personal data; to the portability of your personal data and to complain to the UK’s data protection supervisory authority, the Information Commissioner’s Office about the processing of your personal data.


As a data subject you are not obliged to share your personal data with the Club. However, if you choose not to share your personal data with us we will not be able to register or administer your membership.


We may update this Privacy Notice from time to time and will inform you to any changes in how we handle your personal data.


If you have any questions about this Privacy Notice, then please contact a member of the Executive Committee.


As a member of Merton football club you are required to read, understand & adhere to the player’s charter of Merton football club. When you have done so please sign and print your name on the tear off strip and return it to a committee member or any MFC official.

This is to agree that you have read, understood and agree to abide by the clubs ethos. IT’S THE MERTON WAY”

As the oldest football club in the London borough of Merton, the club was founded in 1910 and from humble beginnings, has steadily grown to become firmly established today, with six men’s teams competing in the southern amateur league (SAL) we also have an ever growing & well run youth section. Our aims are to be:-

Successful on the pitch in terms of winning matches, trophies and promotions, achieving a good level of discipline, respect, being good hosts to our guests and match officials at all times. Providing a good standard of football in the local area.

Successful off the pitch in terms of creating a welcoming atmosphere, good club spirit within the clubhouse and amongst both our players and non-playing membership, operating positively in financial terms and striving to improve our facilities.

As we are an amateur club run by committed volunteers, for us to achieve our aims we are dependent on everyone playing their part. The player’s charter explains what you can expect of Merton football club and what Merton football club expects of you. If we all adhere to the standards within the players charter, it will ensure that you have done your part to help Merton football club be successful.

WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT FROM MERTON FOOTBALL CLUB (Its officials, managers & officers)

  • Good communication/clear information, to inform you which team you are selected for and explain any decisions & give you feed back in relation to not selecting you or selecting you in a different team from normal. Provide details of where and when the match is to be played and the meeting place/time you must attend .
  • Promotion of respect, encouraging you to conduct yourself in the correct manner and deal with incidences where conduct falls below expectations.
  • Good timekeeping, to enable the team to have the best match day preparation, the managers will lead by example and arrive no later than the agreed meeting time. (late kick offs result in heavy fines by the AFA)
  • Encouragement to develop, the club will encourage player development and give them every chance to play as high within the club as their ability and fitness allows.
  • Fairness, if you are playing well you will be given the chance to show that you can keep the shirt and stay in the team. Where ever possible managers will recommend promotion to a higher team.


  • Good conduct, Treat the opposition, match officials, your team mates & your manager with respect, both off and on the field. We all play football to enjoy ourselves, please play your part to ensure that Merton’s reputation of being a sporting, welcoming & sociable club is maintained and enhanced. This covers going back to Merton’s club house after matches (or the opposition’s clubhouse if playing away) socialising with the opposition is a requirement of our league and our club so you are requested to be hospitable at all times. Treating the equipment provided by the club with respect.
  • Pay your match fees/fines, all players are required to pay match fees that are due on time and in full. Match fees are payable every week and you must ensure that you arrive with sufficient funds to pay your dues. All fines must be paid when they are due. Failing to do so will mean that you will not be selected if outstanding fines are not paid ON TIME. Players are reminded that even if you have served a suspension until your fines are paid you will be deemed unavailable.
  • Players are reminded that if you are serving a suspension by either or both the AFA or club, you will not be able to play in any Merton football club team. Managers & captains must not at any time for any reason select a suspended player or a player with outstanding fines under any circumstances. If you are not sure of your availability you must check with the disciplinary chairman.
  • Support the aims of the club, Merton football club is a club and not a collection of individual teams, therefore all players must make themselves available to play for any team that you are selected to play for. By understanding that you are a member of a club and not a team and being willing to play for all our teams. That way you will insure the club develops further.
  • Regular availability, it is a requirement that you make yourself available for selection throughout the season. If for any reason you are not able to play, you must inform your team manager as soon as possible, late cry off have a knock on effect and the lower teams always suffer. It is very important that you are a full time player and not a bit part player.
  • Prompt communication, it is essential that when you are contacted regarding your availability for a forthcoming game, you respond promptly. Without your reply, the manager cannot select his team and this effects the selection of all the teams within the club.
  • Good timekeeping, in order to prepare properly for the match, your manager needs you to be there at the stated time. This time is the latest time you should arrive, not the earliest you should start arriving from.
  • Support your manager, anything you can do to help your manager will assist in the smooth running of the team. Again its common sense how you can contribute such as taking out the water, corner flags and collecting money. All the little important jobs that need doing.
  • Unable to play, if you are unable to play for any reason the onus is on you to inform your manager in plenty of time, so a suitable replacement can be made. If you are not selected please keep yourself available to play at short notice as you may well be needed.
  • If you have a medical condition or allergy e.g. : asthma, diabetes, epilepsy or a similar condition it is your responsibility to communicate this to your team manager before any match.
  • Gentlemen, at all times you are required to conduct yourselves in a sporting and gentlemanly manner, you are the face of Merton football club and as such you and the club will be judged by your actions. This football club has survived for over 100 years and we intend to go on for another hundred. It’s only you that can make this club what is it and will become through your good attitude. We want you to enjoy being a member of our football club and to contribute to our ongoing success.

We the members of Merton football club have made this club what it is and you with your contribution will continue to make history for our fine football club, after all “IT’S THE MERTON WAY”

Merton FC promotes itself on producing quality football and displaying ethos ‘Fair Play’ 2019/20 Season will continue with the same goals and aspirations. All players will be subject to ‘points system’ for ensuring Code of Conduct is maintained.

We will therefore be introducing the following points scale and sanctions

Points ReachedSanctionAdditional Sanction
5 Points1 Match banNone
7 Points1 Match ban
if points accrued
or 2 match ban if reached with one incident
Hearing with disciplinary panel
9 Points1 Match banHearing with disciplinary panel
11 Points2 Match banHearing with disciplinary panel
13 Points3 Match banHearing with disciplinary panel

Where a player is asked to attend a hearing with the MFC disciplinary panel additional sanctions could be considered and enforced.The above sanctions are in addition to, not instead of, any punishment laid out by any of the Surrey FA, the AFA or the SAL.

A Manager or Captain may make representations to the MFC disciplinary panel at any time if they feel there are mitigating circumstances around a particular offence and this will be considered.

All suspensions will start 14 days from the last incident and after any AFA suspension.

Players will gain points for the following offences

OffencePoints Gained
Booking2 Points
Booking for dissent3 Points
Booking for kicking the ball away3 Points
Red Card for violent conduct5 Points
Red card for dissent5 Points
Booking for spitting at opponent5 Points
Misconduct charge7 points
Striking a refereeAutomatic lifeban from the club

Failure to pay a fine could ultimately result in the Club reporting a player to the Surrey FA, the AFA and the SAL meaning a player would be banned from all football for any team until the debt is settled. We have a number of players with outstanding debts where this action has already been taken.Therefore this season we will be strictly enforcing our existing policy of allowing players two weeks, from the date of the offence, to pay their fine. If a fine is not paid in this time then the player will be unavailable for selection until that fine is paid.

2019/20 Fines Table.

Offence1st Offence2nd Offence3rd Offence
Booking (C1)AFA fine + club fine of £2AFA fine + club fine of £2AFA Fine + club fine of £7
Booking for dissent (C2)AFA fine + club fine of £2AFA fine + club fine of £7AFA fine + club fine of £12
Red card (S1)AFA fine + club fine of £2AFA fine + club fine of £7AFA fine + club fine of £12



AFA points system for Yellow/Red cards

Match Day – Emergency Aid Information Sheet

Ground Address – Joseph Hood Recreation Ground, Martin Way, Raynes Park, SW20 9BU

Nearest Hospital – St. Helier Hospital, Wrythe Lane, Carshalton, SM5 1AA,

–  St Georges Hospital, Blackshaw Road, London SW17 0QT

Access to ground –  Height Barrier / Barrier Key in Clubhouse behind door

Defibrillator (Automatic) –  Behind Clubhouse door  /Between Pitches 1 and 2 on match days.

To call ambulance  –  Dial  112.

You will need to give details (Brief/Accurate/Clear)

  • Your Name
  • Mobile No
  • Address of ground with Post code
  • Describe what happened and Injury (conscious or unconscious)
  • Age /gender of injured party.

The Manager/Captain of the team should take control of the situation. This could be to nominate an Emergency Aid trained person to take control if that is appropriate. The person in control should immediately nominate an assistant to help control the situation.

Alternative addresses

Ground       –     Wimbledon Common Extension, Robin Hood Way  SW15 3QF

–     King Georges Playing Fields, Tudor Drive (B279)  SM4 4PN

Manager’s/Captain’s Emergency Aid Checklist

As captain/manager of the team you are responsible for all emergency aid activities for your team. You can delegate the activities but not the overall responsibility for implementation.

  1. You must have with you a fully equipped First Aid Kit and water bottles filled with water. The club will supply these but you must ensure they are at the match and fully stocked.
  2. You need to check which of your players has a medical condition. Ask them if you do not already know whether they have a heart condition, asthma, allergies, epilepsy or anything else and whether they have medication with them. You will need to record any positive responses. If they have medication/inhaler etc. etc. you will need to ensure that they are by the pitch side and clearly marked. You should inform the referee of any player’s health issues (??).
  3. You need to determine which of your players are Emergency Aid qualified and which are therefore best able to assist if there is an emergency on field.
  4. The defibrillator is a very important piece of equipment. It is automatic in that you switch it on and it tells you what you should do. If you are the manager/captain from the highest team you should ensure that it is taken out on to the field so that it can be easily accessed. It should be placed in between pitches 1 and 2 with a flag indicating its presence. If you have taken it out you are responsible for getting it back into the clubhouse.
  5. In your First Aid Kit you should have a copy of our Match day plan with phone numbers and addresses. You should also have a mobile phone at the ready.
  6. There are a number of activities listed above that can be delegated to others and you should do so but you are responsible for the safety of your team.