As per legal requirement all coaches working with Under Age teams in any sporting activity are required to hold current and valid Garda Vetting confirmation and have completed 3 Hour Basic Awareness Course in regards to Child Welfare. Glen Celtic A.F.C ensure that all their coaches have Garda Vetting and complete Child Welfare Course to comply with these requirements. For any new coaches who are interested in joining please note this is the reason why you will be asked to meet these requirements. 


This page gives links to various items in regards to Safeguarding which are beneficial to Players, Coaches and Parents. Please take time to review and go through these. Anyone interested in coaching can download Garda Vetting Form and contact us about Basic Awareness Courses.


Below is extract from FAI Website with latest legislation (April 2016) -


Garda vetting has been an FAI Rule for all those working with children and or vulnerable persons (in a paid or voluntary capacity) for a number of years now. Therefore, this legislation simply places existing FAI practices on a statutory footing. Please see FAI Rule 75 and the FAI Child Welfare Policy for more information. If you are not Garda vetted through the FAI, you should not undertake any work in a paid or voluntary capacity with children or vulnerable persons in football.

For new Garda vetting applications, you can only use the new Garda vetting form. To fully submit an application you need to send your Garda vetting form, Garda vetting ID validation form and copies of your identification to: Child Welfare, Football Association of Ireland, National Sports Campus, Abbotstown, Dublin 15.

Garda vetting applications cannot be processed if information is incomplete on the forms or documentation is missing.

If a Garda vetting applicant is aged 16 or 17 the above documentation must be accompanied by a Parental/Guardian Consent form. Failure to do so will deem the application invalid and it will not be processed.



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