How the club is structured and why?

We have a Two-Tiered committee structure and the thoughts behind that are that managers and coaches will be on the frontline of all what happens on Saturday and Sunday and can gain a real understanding of the individual and collective needs of the Managers, Players and teams.

  • Main committee to make the club completely compliant and solvent
  • Football committee to take care of practise amd playing within the club

What sort of club we are and what is our Playing and Training philosophy?

Essex Rangers have a process in place to provide practise and playing for all our players.

Our 'Every Child Matters' attitude has been placed to meet the needs of players of all ages and abilities.

Various phases based predominantly by age group has been installed into the practise and playing philosophy of the club to support player development throughout the club.

It is vital we all understand that players and children will perform and develop better in a healthy and positive environment.

With this in mind, we will base our philosophy not only to attempt to produce good teams and individuals on the pitch, we will also look to help children discover what sport can do for their own personal childhood journey, through puberty and adolescence.

Parent/Guardian support

The club will support parents in he way of clear communication so all parents who are joining or considering joining the club have a clear understanding of all workings within the club set up.

This will minimise confusion and hopefully make parents aware of club processes and policies.

Included will also be parental information of how the club, as well as the parent can support the child within our Playing and practise structure and make sure we are on the same page when speaking about child/player development and mindset.

Our health and safety policy both on Saturday and Sunday will be visible for all parents and again will look to minimise any concerns parents have whilst at Practise and games.

Health and safety around the practise and playing facility will include the following

  • Completion of Risk Assessments of facilities
  • Registration of the children
  • Completion of FA Bridging document
  • Competence and qualifications of Coaches/Managers
  • How we deal with your information and confidentiality
  • Clear guidelines of welfare for your child and how it is implemented
  • Parental responsibilities at Practise and games
  • Equipment safety and suitability, including First aid equipment
  • How we communicate with parents
  • Relevant policies and procedures.
  • Resources and links for parents

Essex Rangers Processes and Policies

  • Playing and Practise guidelines
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Child Welfare Policy
  • Coaches and Mangers Policy
  • Parents Policy
  • Guidelines for complaints and communication.
  • Subscriptions and finance guidelines

Essex Rangers Processes and Policies

  • Playing and Practise guidelines
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Child Welfare Policy
  • Coaches and Mangers Policy
  • Parents Policy
  • Guidelines for complaints and communication.
  • Subscriptions and finance guidelines

Respect Code of Conduct for Young Players

We all have a responsibility to promote high standards of behaviour in the game.

That is why The FA is asking every player to follow a Respect Code of Conduct.

When playing football, I will:

  • Always play to the best of my ability.
  • Play fairly – I won’t cheat, complain or waste time..
  • Respect my team-mates, the other team, the referee and my coach/manager.
  • Play by the rules, as directed by the referee.
  • Shake hands with the other team and referee at the end of the game.
  • Listen and respond to what my coach/team manager tells me.
  • Talk to someone I trust or the club welfare officer if I’m unhappy about anything.

I understand that if I do not follow the code, any or all of the following actions may be taken by my club, County FA or The FA. I may:

  • Be required to apologise to my team-mates, the other team, referee or team manager.
  • Receive a formal warning from the coach or the club committee.
  • Be dropped or substituted.
  • Be suspended from training.
  • Be required to leave the club.

In addition, my club, County FA or The FA may make my parent or carer aware of any infringements of the Code of Conduct, and the FA/County FA could impose a fine and suspension against my club.

Respect Code of Conduct for Spectators and Parents

We all have a responsibility to promote high standards of behaviour in the game.

This club is supporting The FA’s Respect programme to ensure football can be enjoyed in a safe, positive environment.

Remember children’s football is a time for them to develop their technical, physical, tactical and social skills.

It is vital we all understand that players and children will perform and develop better in a healthy and positive environment.

Winning isn’t everything.

Play your part and observe The FA’s Respect Code of Conduct for spectators and parents/carers at all times. I will:

  • Remember that children play for fun.
  • Applaud effort and good play, as well as success.
  • Always respect the match officials’ decisions.
  • Remain outside the field of play and within the designated spectators’ area.
  • Let the coach do their job and not confuse the players by telling them what to do.
  • Encourage the players to respect the opposition, referee and match officials.
  • Avoid criticising a player for making a mistake – mistakes are part of learning.
  • Never engage in, or tolerate, offensive, insulting, or abusive language or behaviour.

I understand that if I do not follow the code, any/all of the following actions may be taken by my club, County FA, league or The FA. I may:

  • Issued with a verbal warning from a club or league official.
  • Required to meet with the club, league or county FA welfare officer.
  • Required to meet with the club committee.
  • Obliged to undertake an FA education course.
  • Obliged to leave the match venue by the club.
  • Requested by the club not to attend future games.
  • Suspended or have my club membership removed.
  • Required to leave the club along with any dependents.

While the club will make every effort to ensure the safety of its players, membership of the club requires each player and his/her parents/guardians to assume certain responsibilities.

  • Each player and his/her parents/carers must make suitable arrangements to and from training and matches so as to be punctual and not arrive later than 30 minutes prior to each scheduled match.
  • Where the club supplies kit, it is the responsibility of each player to make sure their kit is kept safe and cleaned after every match.
  • Players and parents/carers are reminded that football is a contact sport and potentially dangerous. Shin pads must be worn at and a suitable drink brought to every training session and every match. Care must be taken by each player to ensure that before and after each training session and match, proper stretching takes place to avoid muscle and other injury. During cold periods, it is advisable to bring warm clothing in addition to the kit if you are a substitute.
  • Care must be taken to avoid dangerous tackles and the latest FA rules on the subject must be strictly adhered to, e.g. no tackles from behind.
  • All player and parents/carers must read and abide by the club’s code of conduct.
  • Under no circumstances can the club be held responsible for any loss, injury or damage suffered or incurred by the players and their parents/carers whilst on their way to or from training and matches, while on club or away premises or while playing, save that the club excludes liability for death or personal injury caused by its negligence. The club takes the view that it is the responsibility of the players and parents/carers to avoid any situation likely to give rise to loss or injury, both to their person and their effects.
  • A player must not have any outstanding money, kit, etc. owing to previous clubs.
  • Annual membership fees are to be paid upon registration with either a one-off payment or in three instalments, paid by the 1st June, 1st August and 1st October. Failure to pay by the agreed dates or if payments are not honoured will result in the player’s registration card being withheld and eligibility to play being immediately withdrawn until full payment has been received.
  • This years fees are described in the below table.
  • Players will not be allowed to register if fees for the previous season have not been paid in full.
  • Registrations can only be sent to the Echo Football League once a full team of players has signed up and paid their membership fees.
  • Any player or parent/carer incurring a fine while playing or attending a ERYFC match will be asked to pay part or fully the cost of said fine.
Football Format Yearly Fee First installment Second installment Last installment
5v5 £160.00 £60.00 £50.00 £50.00
7v7 £175.00 £80.00 £50.00 £45.00
9v9 £195.00 £75.00 £60.00 £60.00
11v11 £220.00 £100.00 £60.00 £60.00
ACCOUNT NAME: ACCOUNT NUMBER: SORT CODE:
Essex Rangers FC 59870605 06-01-37