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Playing the Beautiful Game for 40 years. Established 1975.

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Please find below the details of our club personal accident insurance schedule through Sportsguard:
Certificate Number:- 0025857/15/WB - SKLN100

Name of Assured:- Ashbourne Aztecs Football Club
Insured Sport:- Football (Soccer)
Number of Teams:- 19 playing matches
The Insured Person:-
All playing members including officials recorded on
the team register prior to participating in team
events and matches.
Geographical Limits:- United Kingdom
Period of Insurance:-
From: 14/07/2017 to: 30/06/2018
(both dates inclusive - Greenwich Mean Time)

Schedule of Compensation
For a full description of the cover provided, refer to the Certificate and any attaching Endorsements.
1. Death from Illness £10,000
2. Accidental Death resulting from Bodily Injury £10,000
3. Permanent Disability up to £30,000
4. Disability Assistance Expenses up to £10,000
5. Permanent Total Loss of Sight in One or Both Eyes £25,000
6. Permanent Total Loss of Use of One or More Limbs £25,000
7. Permanent Total Loss of Speech £25,000
8. Permanent Total Loss of Hearing in Both Ears £25,000
9. Permanent Total Loss of Hearing in One Ear £10,000
10. Loss of Internal Organ £6,250
11.Emergency Dental Expenses (for the immediate relief of
up to £100
12. Emergency Medical Expenses up to £150
13. Fracture of a Bone in the arm or leg* £150
14. Fracture of a Bone in the collarbone or cheekbone* £150
15. Fracture of a Bone in the hand or foot* £50
16. Dislocation of the hip, knee, shoulder or elbow*** £150
17. Facial Scarring (more than 4cm in length)**** £250
18.Hospital Confinement for each completed night in
hospital as an in-patient
£15 per night
Benefit Period: 30 nights
19. Coma Benefit for each completed 24-hour period £25 per day
Benefit Period: 365 days
20. Legal Advice or Counselling Covered
21.Temporary Total Disablement for Employed (Club
£50 per week
Benefit Period: 52 weeks
Excess Period: 14 days
22.Temporary Total Disablement for Unemployed (Club
£20 per week
Benefit Period: 26 weeks
Excess Period: 14 days
In witness, where of this schedule has been signed by Sportsguard.
Date of Issue: Friday, 14 July 2017
and the List of the First Aid Kit we carry with our teams on match days and at training:
Our membership form is below:-
and a copy of our club rules:

Summary of Rules Relevant to Members and their Parents

The purpose of these Rules is to encourage good sportsmanship and appropriate behaviour and the necessary level of discipline required to perform well at football within a team and club environment.


  1. Players should arrive on time to training sessions and matches, as requested by Team Management.
  2. Selected players are expected to attend all matches and training sessions, exceptions being just illness or holidays.
  3. Unless due to illness, players are expected to give at least 1 week’s notice if unable to play a football match, or 1 days notice if unable to attend a training session.  If ill, please advise a member of the management team a.s.a.p.
 Behaviour on and off the pitch (Parents, Players and others)
  1. Players are expected to take pride in their football and should ensure that their football strip and boots are kept clean and well maintained. Only Aztecs colours of black and amber/yellow should be worn on match days with the exception of football boots.  These can be any colour but must be in accordance with the appropriate footwear for the surface i.e. studs/blades for grass, trainers/astro turf boots for astro turf/indoor.
  2. Aztecs JFC will not tolerate any form of bullying, fighting, swearing, abuse or other forms of bad behaviour from players, parents or spectators during their time with Aztecs at training sessions, matches or events.  Specifically, none of this behaviour should be directed at other players, team management, match officials, groundsmen, supporters or spectators.  If any of the above are guilty of poor behaviour it will be dealt with in accordance with section 4 below.
  3.  Members are unable to play a year above their age group without prior permission from the Management Committee. This will only be agreed in exceptional circumstances, as a club this is not encouraged.
Guidance for Parents
  1. Please do all you can to assist the players in following the rules above, to increase the enjoyment of football for everyone involved.
  2. Please respect the need for team management and coaches to be able to make their own decisions on how the team should be managed.  Constructive comments and support are welcome when presented reasonably.
  3. Please respect the referee’s/ assistant referee’s decision as final on match days.

 Disciplinary process

Failure to comply with expected behaviours mentioned in sections 2.2.1 & 2.2.2. above may result in the following:                                                                                              
  1. Verbal caution about behaviour with a condition that if repeated within a 3 month period, then Stage 2 of the process will be invoked.
  2. Written warning setting out the nature of the misconduct, and may include a ban from attendance at matches or training for a period of time, and include a fine which would be a minimum of £10.00.              
  3. Expulsion from Club, if persistent misconduct continues to occur after Stage 2 of the process has been invoked
  4.  In the event of any disputes, these should be raised with the team management first.  If still unresolved, the player or their parent should write to the Club Secretary/Welfare Officer and the issue will be discussed at the next Aztecs JFC Management meeting to which the Player or Parent will be invited to attend.  The county welfare officer may need to be invited dependant on the nature of the complaint and the decision at that meeting will be final.

 Gross Misconduct

Definitions of Gross Misconduct include Drug/Alcohol Abuse,  Proven Child Abuse, Fighting causing bodily harm and assault, Criminal activity or any offence so serious justifying expulsion from the club without previous warning.
           All such incidents must be reported to the Club Secretary, who will contact the member involved, requesting an explanation.The matter will be brought to the attention of the Committee, who shall make a decision in the light of events about expulsion.  The decision of the Club will be final.

Decision to Leave the Club of your own accord
  1. Verbal/written confirmation must be given to the player’s Manager and kit belonging to Ashbourne Aztecs JFC must be returned.  Any unnecessary damage to the kit or failure to return the item will be chargeable by the club

Fees for 2017/18
Membership Registration – basic fees £10.00 (payable in July/August/September)
Match Fees £3
Training fees - £3.                                                                                         
Our codes of conduct can be viewed below and on the child protection page. Alternatively you can obtain hard copies from Julian Burton (Chairman). The Managers for all age groups also have paper copies for you to view.
Ashbourne Aztecs JFC received The FA Charter Standard Club status on 31/08/10,  
Ashbourne Aztecs' Club Philosophy 2015/16 Season, created by Kevin Read.

Approach to playing philosophy:

  • Teams should initially be encouraged to play the football out through the thirds.
  • Goalkeepers encouraged to roll/throw/place the ball on the floor and pass the ball out.
  • Players to be encouraged to use the goalkeeper as an additional outfield player when looking to pass out of trouble.
  • Equal game time up until the age of u10’s.
  • Players to be encouraged to be positive about other player’s performances.
  • Players to employ a team work ethic when attempting to win the ball back.
  • All players to attempt to be involved in both the attacking & defending process when possible, for example not one specific defender / forward remaining in isolation for the whole game.
  • Young players praised by manager for good defensive work & assisting goals just as much as scoring.
  • Team to celebrate success together.

Creating the correct learning environment:

In order for children to develop into young footballers it is important for our club coaches to foster a correct coaching environment for the children to work in. The club actively encourages our coaches to:

  • Create a fun, positive learning environment for the children to develop within.
  • Appreciate that all players are different and unique in both how they perform and how they learn new skills.
  • Communicate simply to the children, remembering that they are not adult footballers, and need more simplistic commands, often provided with a practical example of what is expected.
  • Encourage the young footballers to take considered risks with their decision making during both training and competitive games.
  • Create an environment in which all children are able to experience success.
  • Explain the relevance of what is applied in training to benefiting the children during a game scenario. The way in which we ask our coaches to do this is via ‘game like practices’ rather than ‘drills’.
  • Occasionally, in competitive matches set targets for the children to use the skills that have been practised in previous training sessions.
  • More importantly, the environment should be centred on individual player skill development rather than position specific coaching.
  • Discourage parents against providing incentives for goals scored as this contradicts what the coach is trying to achieve.
  • Highlight to parents and supporters that the clubs philosophy at the u6-u10 age groups is concentrated on PLAYER development rather than team wins, and that individual talent should be praised on match days.

Approach to coaching:

As a charter standard community club our minimum expectation is that all of our coaches currently hold an FA level 1 coaching certificate. In doing so, we can guarantee that our coaches hold a basic level of football coaching. As our junior teams progress through the youth section and into the older age groups we encourage our coaches to begin to undertake further development work(s) (e.g. FA Youth Module One Qualification). As a club, we actively encourage our coaches to join the FA’s Coaches Club to ensure each coach receives regular updates to their coaching knowledge.

The club will provide several in house training opportunities for its team managers that will enable them to share good practise with one another and also experience a wide range of CPD that will have a direct benefit to the effective running of their own teams and training sessions.

In order to maintain a high standard of coaching across the 6-10 year old age range we expect our coaches to:

  • Coach via game situations rather than isolated drills, allowing players to be active for longer e.g. 1v1, 2v2, 3v3.
  • Plan their sessions beforehand, as part of this process coaches should understand their KEY coaching points and should know how to communicate these effectively to their players.
  • Work with a ball as often as possible.
  • Use uneven sides as a means to challenge stronger players.
  • Encourage and praise player individuality, creativity and work rate.
  • Avoid highlighting errors in a negative way; instead take these mistakes as coaching points rather than criticisms.
  • Question players e.g. ‘what could I do in this situation?’ ‘How could you do that differently?’
  • Follow the FA 5 pillars coaching approach towards skill acquisition



Approach to match days:

In order for children to develop into young footballers it is important for our club coaches to foster a positive playing environment for all children and teams involved on match days. The club actively encourages coaches to:

  • Provide a sensible / adequate amount of playing time for all youth players.
  • Appreciate that all players are different and unique in both how they perform and how they learn new skills.
  • To avoid ‘commentating’ or talking children through each minute of the game, our coaches should let the children play and make their own decisions, discussing those decisions at a suitable moment.
  • Encourage the young footballers to take considered risks with their decision making during competitive games.
  • Establish a respect barrier, behind which parents can stand and do not infringe.
  • Stand on the opposite side to supporters, to make it easier for the children to follow instructions.
  • Set measurable targets for players in games related to their development, i.e. 5 left footed passes.
  • Ensure that parents adhere to the clubs policy regarding supporter conduct, thus creating a positive, friendly and supportive environment for our young players.
  • Ensure that fair play and respect are shown by our clubs players and supporters towards our opposition.