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STFC Academy Host Family Providers Required

22 March 2022

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Swindon Town Football Club are currently seeking host family providers, couples or singles, to support our elite young players who need to live away from home to undertake their football training at our club.

Players may range from 16 to 19.

LOCATION: Within 30 minute drive from The County Ground, Swindon, SN1 2ED.

Host families would be required to provide homely accommodation throughout the season. Players would require their own double bedroom. Access to public transport and local amenities is desirable.

Our placements involve the player staying in the accommodation for up to 6 nights per week.

Host families would be required to guide our young players by teaching them basic independent living skills such as washing, cooking and cleaning after themselves.

The host family will be required to provide meals (dependent upon the Academy schedule) in line with the basic nutrition guide provided by the Academy. Additionally, they will formally undertake to protect and care for the young players in their charge.

The Football Club is committed to equal opportunities as well as safeguarding, promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

Any applicant wishing to be considered as a host family will need to demonstrate they are able to share this commitment.

As part of this commitment, Host Families are required to attend Safeguard Training every three years which is delivered by the Football Association/Football League.

Hosts family members and any other persons over the age of 16 who reside at the address, are legally required to complete enhanced DBS checks and subscribe to the DBS Update Service on an annual basis. Fees for checks will be reimbursed.

If you are interested, please contact Seamus Brady, Academy Director, by email on

STFC is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applicants from all sectors of the community.

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