Safeguarding & Welfare

Omonia Youth FC take the welfare and safeguarding of young people extremely seriously. The safety of all our young footballers is our number one priority. We want all our young footballers to enjoy their football journey at Omonia Youth FC and we want them to train and play in a comfortable, enjoyable and above all a safe environment.

We want all our young footballers to enjoy training, matches and being with their friends at the club.

As a grassroots youth football club it is mandatory under FA rules to have a Welfare Officer.

At Omonia Youth FC we have a Welfare Group, led by the our Welfare and Safeguarding Lead, Michael Pieri.

Every Welfare Officer at the club has had an FA Criminal Records Check (CRC) and has completed the FA’s highly-regarded Safeguarding Children and Welfare Officer training courses.

Click here for the club’s Safeguarding Children Policy

Omonia Youth FC Welfare Officers for season 2023/24

Michael Pieri (Welfare and Safeguarding Lead & Club Trustee)

Mary Tryphona (Club Welfare Officer & coach of U13 Gold Tigers girls team)

You can contact the Welfare Team on:

Our County FA (Middlesex FA) has a Safeguarding Team:

Kevin Browne (Board Safeguarding Champion)

Kayleigh Saunders (Senior Safeguarding Lead)

Daniel May (Deputy Safeguarding Lead)

Daniel Perkins (Deputy Safeguarding Officer)

Rebecca Chapman (Designated Safeguarding Officer)

Gemma Webster (Safeguarding Assistant)

The Middlesex FA Safeguarding Team can be contacted by:

Calling: 0208 515 1919 and choosing Option 2

For more information on Middlesex FA Safeguarding, click here.


If I have a concern, how do I report it?

Firstly, if you are worried about a child, it is vital you report your concerns – no action is not an option. There are five ways to report a concern:

  1. To the Club Welfare Officer or Safeguarding Lead (see above);
  2. To the County FA Designated Safeguarding Officer (see above);
  3. By emailing or by calling the team on 0800 169 1863;
  4. If urgent and you cannot contact your Club, League or County Safeguarding Officer, you should call the NSPCC 24hr Helpline on 0808 800 5000;
  5. If it is an emergency and a child or children are at immediate risk, then call the Police or Children’s Social Care in your area;
  6. Please remember that if a CHILD, YOUNG PERSON or VULNERABLE ADULT is in immediate danger then ALWAYS call 999.

Useful websites

The FA Safeguarding:

NSPCC Safeguarding & Child Protection

CEOP – Child Exploitation and Online Protection command

Kick it Out – Football’s equality and inclusion organisation


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Registered Charity

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


Omonia Youth F.C.
North London.
United Kingdom.