All Parents of Trimdon United Juniors FC
Re: Trimdon United Juniors FC Club Welfare Officer
Dear All,

As part of the ongoing increased focus on Child Welfare issues in football following the shocking revelations from a number of former players regarding their abuse by their former coaches we have received the following correspondence from Durham County FA:

Re: Safeguarding within Clubs

Dear Club Secretary/ Welfare Officer,

You will be aware that correspondence has been issued over the past couple of weeks from the Football Association and the County FA regarding Safeguarding of children and especially in relation to Coaches having the required checks in place.

Part of the process includes validation checks being carried out by members of County FA Staff who will have a letter of introduction to identify them.

These visits will only occur to a small percentage of our affiliated clubs however it is something we may well consider to continue in the future.

Part of the basic need to know within a Club includes Parents and Coaches being aware of who the Welfare Officer is and their contact details. The Clubs’ Polices & Procedures, Codes of Conduct, FA policies and how to report any concerns regarding Safeguarding.

Can I thank you in anticipation.
Yours Sincerely

John. C. Topping
John C. Topping
(Company Secretary Durham County FA)

The club’s codes of conduct and safeguarding policies can be seen on our webpage:
Also in compliance with the request outlined above please note that our Club Welfare Officer is Andy Coulthard and his contact details are as follows:

Mobile: TBA
Home: 01388 721189
Please do not hesitate to contact Andy if you have any concerns regarding the safety of any of our Children.

Please also pass on these details to other members of your team


Ian Grimley
Secretary Trimdon United Juniors FC