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Teams with girls in their squad

22/09/20

1st AID NOTICE

Matches involving male and female players may be played providing that all of the participating players meet the requirements of the Registration Procedures of the SYFA for a team participating up to and including age group 16 and the following conditions:

a) The League/Association of which the team is in membership or for regional competitions the appropriate Regional Secretary must be informed in writing of a team’s wish to involve male and female players in the same team

b) Teams wishing to play male and female players in the same team must have both male and female committee members present before any match is allowed to commence.

c) The team secretary of any team wishing to play male and female players in the same team will be responsible for informing their opponents and checking that separate suitable facilities are available when arranging any match. On arrival at the match venue it is the team’s responsibility to check that the facilities are suitable before players are allowed to change. If no suitable facilities are available it is the responsibility of the team wishing to play male and female players in the same team to make alternative arrangements.

Officials and players of opposite gender are not permitted to be in the dressing room or immediate surrounds when players or officials of the opposite gender are not fully clothed.

Team members, who receive injuries during any club or team activity, should only be treated by a qualified First Aider or a medically qualified person. It is the responsibility of any club or team with members of opposite gender to have one of the following in place:

1) A first aider of each gender

2) A medically qualified person who is registered with the UK Central Council of the GMC or similar authorised medical body. This person to identify himself or herself to the match official before the match commences

3) A parent or guardian who is suitably qualified. This person to identify himself or herself to the match official before the match commences

If points 1, 2 and 3 are not met and if the first aider is of the opposite gender to the team member being treated they must be accompanied, when first aid is administered, by a team official of the same gender as the team member being treated.

The above conditions must be in place for the duration of all club or team activities.

Any breaches of this rule will be reported to the SYFA and disciplinary action may be taken against the club/team.

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