After joining forces last season, Wiltshire FA and Crimestoppers charity are continuing to work together with the aim to promote active and safe communities.
Together the organisations are launching ‘Fearless Football’ in partnership with fearless.org, the youth service from Crimestoppers that offers 11-19 year olds non-judgemental information and advice about crime.
Oliver Selfe, CEO at Wiltshire FA said, “As a County FA we take safeguarding very seriously and ensure our members, especially our youth players, feel safe and empowered. Partnering with Fearless means we can enhance the support to our clubs and leagues by sharing resources and details of free online workshops.”
As well as offering information and advice, fearless.org also offers a safe place for young people to give information about crime 100% anonymously. The service has 15 Outreach Workers delivering workshops to young people and professionals.
Emily Van Der Lely, Regional Manager at Crimestoppers Trust said, “Partnering with Wiltshire FA gives us a great platform to reach more young people with the information they need to make informed decisions about crime, and to empower them to speak up if they have witnessed, or have details about, a crime.
We encourage Coaches and Welfare Officers to join our online workshops to find out more about the work we do and to gain access to a wide range of resources. The series we are running in November also focusses on County Lines.”
Details of joining the online workshops can be found here. Attendees will be given a free County Lines work book plus a playing card game designed to engage young people and encourage discussion about making informed decisions.
To find out more about ‘Fearless Football’