Safeguarding was a foremost consideration within the development of the player registration functionality within the Whole Game System. Player information is collected and inputted by affiliated clubs and sanctioned leagues for the purpose of the administration and organisation of football with information only accessible between relevant parties as necessary for this purpose. Club and leagues will have access to their own player’s details as they would do normally and only with consent from Parent/Guardian would appointed officials be allowed to add or transfer players.
By signing to play for an affiliated club within a Sanctioned league parents/carers are already providing implied consent to the sharing of information between the club and league who organise and administrate football, and County FA’s/The FA who regulate and govern the national game. Clubs and leagues will already hold information in formats which are covered by data protection legislation and WGS player registration is no different and is potentially more secure.
- The system does not collect or share mobile phone or Email/social media contact details for children and young people within youth football.
- Images, if required by a league for the ID purposes, and/or the production of player ID cards, consistent with individual league practices, are stored securely and in line with data protection legislation and will not be shared.
We would advise leagues and clubs to acknowledge within their registration documentation that individual player information will be stored on The FA’s, Whole Game Player Registration system which is compliant in line with the relevant UK data protection legislation.