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Academy 92

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Salford City’s academy 92 is up and running – the club are offering supporters the opportunity to host young players for the new season

Location: Various , accessible for young players via public transport
Payment: To be confirmed
Application closing date: Ongoing

We are currently seeking host family providers, to support our elite young players who need to live away from home to undertake their football education at Salford City’s Academy 92.

Host families would be required to provide homely accommodation throughout the season. The actual accommodation needed is a good sized bedroom with access to Wi-Fi. Access to public transport and local amenities is desirable. The host families we are looking for would preferably be situated within the Greater Manchester region and/or within reasonable travelling distance by bus, tram or train.

Host families would be required to guide our young players, supporting them with basic independent living skills such as washing, cooking, and cleaning up after themselves, alongside self-care skills, for example, how to book medical appointments. Young players are also paid a ‘wage’ so may also require guidance on saving and budgeting. The host family will be required to provide some meals (dependent upon the Academy schedule).

Host families are encouraged to include young players in family life, and the players are expected to respect their host family’s way of life in return for being accepted as a family member. Both hosts and young players are given guidelines explaining what is expected of each of them. All our host families are regularly visited and inspected by Salford City FC staff.

The Club is committed to equal opportunities as well as safeguarding, promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. Any applicant wishing to be considered as a host family will need to demonstrate they are able to share this commitment.

As part of this commitment, host families are required to attend Safeguarding Training (renewable every three years). Host family members, and any other persons over the age of 16 who reside at the address, are legally required to complete enhanced DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) checks and to authorise the Club to obtain a medical report from their GP alongside references. An assessment will take place around the suitability of both accommodation and household. Fees for checks will be reimbursed by the club.

If you require further information prior to applying please contact the club secretary via email at andy.giblin@salfordcityfc.co.uk.