Saints Southwest is an official club partner of Southampton Football Club to support the development of the programme, in order to benefit from the expertise and experience of one of the world’s leading player development programmes in football.
Operating in Cornwall, Devon, Somerset and Dorset; we pride ourselves on being able to reach all children through various Education and Community programmes. Alongside these we provide a Football Development pathway which supports aspiring players, nurturing and developing them to become the best they can be on and off the pitch.
This website will provide you with an oversight of the range of work delivered by Saints Southwest, to both young people and adults. We are committed to growing our footprint over the coming years while sustaining our current services and fruitful relationships within the community.
Parents and Guardians want assurances that their children are being taught to the highest level. The Saints Southwest programme evolves through shared knowledge amongst qualified coaches and teaching professionals. Coaching modules and regular CPD events help extend the knowledge of our workforce, enabling them to deliver sessions which are engaging, enjoyable and challenging, specific to the child’s age and ability.
All staff are fully qualified, licensed and have enhanced CRB/DBS checks completed.
Staff are regularly assessed and have to attend Continued Professional Development training 3 times per year.
Saints Southwest pride themselves on excellent customer service standards and having the ability to tailor many services.
Built on faith and belief…
Providing an opportunity for all young people to learn, develop and to be accountable on and off the pitch is our motivation to change the world for the better. We are fortunate to be able to deliver many programmes from Community, Education, Football Development across the South West, currently reaching out to over 8,000 children per week.
We create tailored environments where young people feel safe and welcome which then allows them to learn, think, explore and develop across a four corner model of Social, Psychological, Physical and Technical.
We believe in turning ‘Potential in Excellence’
Setting a positive professional standard throughout anything a person can do. Having a good attitude to learn, help and develop to be the best you can be. Being a good role model to people around you and to be accountable.
Saints Southwest acknowledges and accepts it has a responsibility for the well-being and safety of all children and young people who are under the Saints Southwest care or using its facilities, (children and young people mean those under 18). It is the duty of all adults working in the Club to safeguard the welfare of children and young people by creating an environment that protects them from harm.
The well-being of children and young people is paramount for all staff and accordingly, they must make themselves aware of the Saints Southwest ‘Safeguarding Children Policy’. Where appropriate, the following guidelines will be supplemented by in-service training and additional guidance.
Saints Southwest work closely with the Local Authority and Football Associations Designated Officers for children and vulnerable adults. Saints Southwest’s Child Welfare Officer liaises with the respective safeguarding teams for advice, guidance and referrals. The Child Welfare Officer will be guided by and adhere to Local Authority and Police protocols.
THE NCA’S CEOP COMMAND
The NCA's CEOP command is here to help children and young people. We are here to help if you are a young person and you, or your friend (up to age 18) has been forced or tricked into taking part in sexual activity with anyone online, or in the real world. We also have advice and links to support for other online problems young people might face, such as cyberbullying and hacking.
Visit our safety centre for advice and to report directly to CEOP, by clicking on the button below.