Whether this be youth/adult football, 11-a-side/small sided or formal/informal, there is bound to be something for you. Football is the number one team sport, and of course teams are made up by you, the players. From the small-sided game, such as mini Soccer for young children taking their first steps in the game to Futsal and of course the hugely popular five-a-side, to the more traditional eleven-a-side game.  You could be just starting your football career at youth level, or perhaps you haven't played for a while and want to get back into the game. Just remember, it's never too late to start or return to playing football. We are committed to offering an opportunity for everyone, so if you can't find what you are looking for on our website then please contact us on 01458 832359. Read more at http://www.somersetfa.com/players#WfipI86s6Cwjm9SW.99

Player Support

SUpporting inclusive and safe football in somerset


Reporting Concerns

If you feel that an adult connected to your league or club (e.g. a referee, coach or a volunteer) is mistreating someone under the age of 18, there are various confidential ways you can report this.

By ‘mistreating’, we mean behaving towards under-18s in a physical or verbal way you believe is threatening or makes the young person feel scared or bad.

Find out more and watch a short film The FA has produced explaining how to report your concerns. Of course, everything is completely confidential.



Safeguarding and Welfare

Safeguarding and Welfare
Everyone in football has a responsibility to make our game safe and enjoyable.

For example, if as a player you have a concern about the treatment of an under-18 player at your club, you have a duty to report it. There are various confidential ways to do this.

Find out how The FA and Somerset FA manages safeguarding nationally and locally. You’ll also find detailed information on the game’s safeguarding strategy, including reporting concerns.