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 Club Welfare Officer, Mike Koumi.
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.
Omonia Youth FC Welfare Officers for season 2021/21
Mike Koumi (Club Welfare Officer and Manager U14 White)
Aria Zavrou (Welfare and Safeguarding Lead and Parent)
Fano Shiamishis (Welfare and Safeguarding Lead and Parent)
Myri Demetriou (Chairman and Manager U13 White)
Michael Pieri (Manager U18 White)
David Poncia (VIce Chair, Coach Development Officer and Coach U16 Gold)
Andi Panayiotou (Manager U13 Gold)
George Pantelides (Manager U18 Girls)
Sophia Karanicholas (Manager U18 Girls)
You can contact the Welfare Team on:
Our County FA (Middlesex FA) has a Safeguarding Team:
Leigh O’Connor (Senior Safeguarding Lead)
Duncan Phillips (Designated Safeguarding Officer)
Kayleigh Saunders (Deputy Safeguarding Lead)
Daniel May (Deputy Safeguarding Officer)
Spencer Stone (Safeguarding Assistant)
The Middlesex FA Safegurading Team can be contacted by:
Calling: 0208 515 1919 Option 3 or
Reporting: 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:
- To the club Designated Safeguarding Officer. (see above)
- To the County FA Designated Safeguarding Officer. (see above)
- By emailing The FA Safeguarding Team at safeguarding@TheFA.com or by calling and asking for the team on 0800 169 1863.
- If urgent and you cannot contact your club, league or County Safeguarding Officer, you should call the NSPCC 24 hour helpline on 0808 800 5000.
- If it is an emergency because a child or children are at immediate risk, then call the Police or Children’s Social Care in your area
- Please remember that if a CHILD, YOUNG PERSON or VULNERABLE ADULT is in immediate danger then ALWAYS call 999
The FA Safeguarding:
NSPCC Safeguarding & Child Protection
CEOP – Child Exploitation and Online Protection command
Kick it Out – Football’s equality and inclusion organisation