Club Information

  • Chairman’s Welcome

    Dear Omonia Youth FC family

    Welcome to another season, one which will take us into 2022 and the club’s 27th season.

    It is with pride and honour that I address you as the new Chairman of the club having been appointed at the club’s Annual General Meeting in September 2021.

    Thank you for your confidence in choosing me as the new chairman of Omonia Youth FC. 

    Since joining the committee a few years ago, I have grown very attached to the club. As you may have seen, when I am asked to play a role, I get into it 100% which is what I have been doing in my role as Vice Chair and especially Club Welfare Officer. I hope you have all seen how I have been able to help the club and our previous Chairman Mike Pieri bring this club to the next level. 

    Mike has done an amazing job in the years he has been chairman. Thank you for all you have done as chairman Mike. All the extra hours you have put going above and beyond to bring this club to where it is. 

    We have known each other for many years and I consider him as a friend and mentor. 

    We have the same views and philosophy in life with regards to this wonderful football club, which is the reason why he has asked me to take over. 

    I promise Mike and everyone associated with this club, that I will continue to help Omonia Youth FC strive to be the best it can be for our players, coaches and parents. 

    As you know, now that we have achieved the amazing feat of becoming Middlesex FA and National Grassroots Club of the year 2021, we have to keep building on that. Other clubs will see us as role models and everyone of us should play our part when representing this club, whether it’s on matchdays, training, at tournaments and so on. 

    I want everyone at the club to be singing from the same hymn sheet with honest and open communication between us all. 

    You all know what the club philosophy is and it is spelt out in our handbook. 

    We need everyone to play their part, not just for their team but for the club as a whole. 

    Everybody will be asked to contribute beyond just their teams, we need to look after one another and be united. One club, One Family

    Myri Demetriou

    Chairman

    (September 2021)

  • Club Ethos

    Club Ethos – ‘Football for All’

    The core, overriding principle of Omonia Youth Football Club is ‘football for all’.

    This all-encompassing philosophy exists to ensure the children whose football development has been entrusted to the club benefit from an environment that is both safe and compassionate.

    In addition there are areas where all those involved in running individual teams, as well as officers of the club, need to adhere to:

    • The welfare of the child comes first.
    • Children must be treated as children, not as small adults.
    • Children are given a fair chance to compete and a fair chance of winning.
    • The coach is at liberty to constantly stretch and challenge the abilities of the child.
    • Reasonable demands can be made of the children, e.g. punctuality, standards of behaviour and the children can be expected to practice in their own time.
    • Participation at all times must be encouraged with an emphasis on skill development, athleticism, and development of the whole child socially as well as in a sporting context.
    • Competition is encouraged but not to the detriment of the above.
    • A win at all costs mentality is to be discouraged.

     

    Omonia Youth FC has an expectation that ALL children, irrespective of age, have a commitment to their sport, their club and their team and this includes their participation in all training and game sessions where possible.

    Omonia Youth FC values the role of sport and its contribution to overall human development by providing good quality footballing opportunities in a safe and positive environment.

    Our club promotes personal, professional, and social well-being through footballing experiences, regardless of an individual’s socio-economic status, age, gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, disability, or sexual orientation.

    This is encompassed by a positive community spirit expected of all.

    Finally and importantly a positive community spirit is expected by all.

  • Club Policies / Codes of Conduct / Photo Consent

    Codes of Conduct for Coaches, Players and Parents

    Omonia Youth FC values the role of sport and its contribution to overall human development by providing good quality footballing opportunities in a safe and positive environment.

    Our club promotes personal, professional, and social well-being through footballing experiences, regardless of an individual’s socio-economic status, age, gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, disability, or sexual orientation.

    Our Codes of Conduct set minimum standards of best practice for everyone associated with the club, coaches, players, parents/carers and volunteers.

    We must all aim to improve standards and protect the welfare and well-being of everyone involved in our club, in particular young footballers and those who are vulnerable.

    We must all strive to embody values, virtues and standards of excellence appropriate to our club setting. Ultimately, we must actively pursue our goals, realising the importance of our own, and our fellow participant’s commitment to uphold ethical duties and social responsibilities to others.

    At the beginning of every season, every coach, player, parent and official has to read and sign a code of conduct.

    Omonia Youth FC is fully supportive of the FA Respect campaign and details of each person’s responsibilities are listed in the appropriate code of conduct sections, full details are available on the FA web site:

    http://www.thefa.com/my-football/player/respect

    If you have any concerns regarding respect or welfare issues please contact the Club’s Welfare Officer.

    • Code of conduct for player, managers, parents and spectators can be downloaded from here
    • Photo Consent Form can be downloaded here
    • SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN POLICY AND PROCEDURES  Download the guidelines
  • The Omonia Youth FC Way (Coaching advice and guidance)

    An Omonia Youth FC Coach:

    What we look for:

    Required minimum qualifications:

    • FA Level 1

    • Attend at least one FA qualification / CPD course per year.

    • First Aid (Sports) qualification.

    • FA Safeguarding

    • CRC (Criminal Record Check)

    Skills and Attributes Required:

    Coaches should have the ability to:

    • Analyse ability levels and manage development of individuals + team as a whole.

    • Communicate clearly & effectively.

    • Design football training sessions which are fun, varied & stimulating.

    • Motivate participants.

    • Plan and organise sessions effectively.

    • Be flexible and adapt sessions at short notice.

    • Evaluate sessions delivered to identify future improvements.

    • Analyse own performance and manage own personal development.

    • Work as part of a team.

    • Effectively communicate with other stakeholders such as parents, opposition, referees etc.

    • Work with other team coaches, helpers & volunteers to ensure that a common understanding of each person’s role exists.

    • Ensure team’s development is managed in line with Club values & ethos.

    • Provide feedback on performance on a regular basis.

    • Familiarise self with any special needs of any players in the squad e.g. a medical condition.

    • Ensure all kit & equipment is well maintained & stored in the correct place.

    • Ensure Club Code of Conduct is being followed by other Coaches, Players & Parents; deal with any incidents of inappropriate behaviour

    • Be a role model and positive ambassador for the club

    Coaching for the future – your role as coach

    The future of football depends on imaginative and effective coaching. Your responsibility is to:

    • Make it fun

    • Make it safe

    • Ensure player use the ball

    • Be positive

    • Involve all

    • Be patient

    • Be a positive role model

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Registered Charity

Omonia Youth F.C. is a registered Charity.
Registered Charity Number: 1120272 Registered in England & Wales.

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