Guides for Volunteers

In order to coach or assist at a training session or match, you will need a valid Club DBS check completed. This includes anyone over the age of 16 who deals directly with AFC Waverton players during the course of training sessions or fixtures, rather than just being a spectator or helping out with the goals at the start or the end of a session (which is very much appreciated).

The online CRC Enhanced Disclosure application allows The FA to have sight of any criminal record or non-conviction information that is held and released by the Police via the CRC Process. More information can be found within this guidance document (Club DBS Applicant Step-by-Step Process).  You will receive a certificate once the check has been processed and this is then reviewed by The FA and added on to your Whole Game System record if they are accepted. The DBS check lasts 3 years.

This isn’t a quick process and, as well as the online application, will require you to arrange to visit the Club Welfare Officer with originals of your Identification documentation in for the application to progress.

AFC Waverton will not authorise you to be involved with training sessions or fixtures until the DBS check appears on the Whole Game System, nor at any point after the expiry date unless another check is completed and accepted by The FA.

This is for the welfare and safeguarding of all our players, something we as a Club take very seriously.

For more information please read the guideline and contact our Club Welfare Officer, Caireen Candlin, if you have any questions throughout the process.

Thanks for your support and help being a volunteer – it is very much appreciated by the players, the team coaches and the club as a whole.