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Match Observation Group

Football Development
We are looking for individuals to join our Match Observation Group.

Norfolk FA Match Observation Group

Every season Norfolk FA Council, Board and staff members complete visits to Charter Standard clubs across the County. These visits allow us to not only witness the good work that our Charter Standard clubs are doing, but also to identify any areas of concern to ensure clubs are receiving the necessary support to be fun, safe and inclusive for the players.

This season (2019/20) the Norfolk County FA Charter Standard Visits will be assigned through intelligence gathered either internally (via the Football Services team or Designated Safeguarding Officer) or externally (via club and/or league officials).

The purpose of the Match Observation Group is to recruit externally with the intention of being more purposeful in allocating Charter Standard monitoring visits. This will allow us to view the true picture and provide support in improving match day experiences via the Norfolk FA Charter Standard programme.

In order to be a member of the Match Observation Group, individuals must be able to agree to the following:

  • Commit to completing a minimum of 3 visits a season
  • Commit to reporting appropriately and submitting within 14 days of the fixture
  • Cannot be associated to a Norfolk FA affiliated club – e.g. a committee member
  • Ability to travel (Max. 40 mile round trip)
  • The Match Observers’ feedback may be used as evidence if a club is charged
  • Match observer may be required to be a witness, should any cases go to a personal hearing
  • Must have a valid FA CRB Unit Enhanced Disclosure in line with FA guidelines
  • Must sign and adhere to The FA Safeguarding Children Policy and Procedure document enclosed

If you are interested in joining our Match Observation Group, please complete the online Expression of Interest form available here.

For more information please contact Anna Larkins on Anna.Larkins@NorfolkFA.com