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, 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 for the second season taken the decision to have more than one Welfare Officer and we have set up a Welfare Group within the club.

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 2020/21

Myri Demetriou (Vice Chair, Lead Welfare Officer and Manager U12 White)

Michael Pieri (Chairman and Manager U16 White)

David Poncia (Coach Development Officer and Coach U15 Gold)

Andi Panayiotou (Manager U12 Gold)

George Pantelides (Manager U16 Girls)

Sophia Karanicholas (Manager U13 Girls)

Aria Zavrou (Parent)

Fano Shiamishis (Parent)


You can contact the Welfare Team on:


Our County FA (Middlesex FA) has two Safeguarding Officers:

Sharon Porter

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:

  1. To the club Designated Safeguarding Officer. (see above)
  2. To the County FA Designated Safeguarding Officer. (see above)
  3. By emailing The FA Safeguarding Team at or by calling and asking for 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 24 hour helpline on 0808 800 5000.
  5. 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


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.