Child Welfare Statement

Safe – Fun -Fair

Rush Athletic believe that childrens soccer should be Safe and Fun for all participants and conducted in the spirit of fair play to all.

All children and young people who play soccer should be able to do so in a safe and enjoyable environment.

While doing so they should be protected from any form of abuse, be it physical, emotional, sexual, neglect or bullying.

The responsibility for protecting children lies with all adults involved in soccer.

Any concerns in relation to Child Welfare should be addressed to any of the two Rush Athletic FC Designated Child Welfare Officers.

They are:

Clare O'Connor - 086 0820303

Toni Byrne – 086 4047264

Oonagh Hanratty – 085 1140496


 All of our coaches are required to complete a Child Welfare Course and apply for Garda vetting.

They must also read and agree with the FAI Code of Ethics documents as laid out below.


Parents, please read the documents at the link below to familiarise yourself with the FAI ploicies on child welfare.



For FAI Code of Ethics for Children, Coaches and Parents/Guardians click below.

There are plenty of useful documents in this location.

Coaches and All Club volunteers need to read the three documents and email the club at stating your name, team you coaching, and that you have read the documents and agree fully with them.

Child Welfare Policy

Code of Conduct for Coaches

Parents Code of Conduct

Thanks a million.

There are also some other documents worth reading on the website and it wouldn't be a bad idea to ask the parents to read the documents too.