Approaching U18s for training/trials … a warning!
Important notice regarding persons aged under 18
Three boys from Margate Youth FC have been approached by a person named as Stephen Fenning from Fairplay Management regarding attending trials/playing matches with overnight accommodation. Mr Fenning claims to be a FA Licensed Intermediary. Kent FA has confirmed that Stephen Fenning does not and has never been registered with the FA. He also does not hold any Criminal Record Checks or any safeguarding certificates.
Kent FA have issued guidance for players to refrain from any contact with Stephen Fenning whilst they conduct further enquiries. It is normal protocol within footballing communities and in general, that any adult such as an official from another club or academy must contact either parents/carers or a club official regarding any training or trials. Contacting any person under the age of 18 without parental consent is a serious safeguarding issue and to date, Margate Youth FC stated Mr Fenning has not made contact regarding any players.
Reposted from Woodnesborough FC websiteA
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