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Parents Voice Feedback

22nd Sep 2021

Dear Parents

Thank you to all those who took the time to respond to our first Parent Voice survey of the season last month - the response rate was 48.22%.

The Operations & Player Care departments have worked to feedback all of the date gathered to our staff. A summary of your responses were presented to all staff at a recent CPD event, and Heads of Department have looked at where and how they incorporate your feedback into improving the Academy programme.

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AiSCOUT - Safeguarding Concern

2nd Sep 2021

Dear Parents,

We have been made aware of an app call AiSCOUT.

The idea is that it is used by professional scouts to get details of potential players. Players upload their details and videos for scouts to view. The EFL were completely unaware of the app until we brought it to their attention, and they and the FA and PFA are now looking into it.

Please be aware that this app is not regulated, and there is no way of knowing that the people accessing players information and videos ...

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U9-U18 Parent Workshops (Safeguarding & Player Care)

1st Sep 2021

Dear parent/carer,

As mentioned in this season’s inductions, we aim to provide you with a series of parent workshops across the year covering a variety of safeguarding issues. Our first session I am sure will be useful and relevant to you all: Online Safety.

Does your son spend time exploring online?

The internet’s a great place for children to learn, create, chat with friends and family, access information or support and explore fun apps, sites and games. But exploring comes w...

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Academy Highlights of the Month | June & July 2021

12th Aug 2021

Hi All,

Please click here to view the ‘Academy Highlights of the Month’ for June & July 2021.

If you ever have any suggestions for the Academy Highlights of the Month newsletter then please do not hesitate to email our Academy Operations Coordinator, Alastair Chaplin, on Alastair.Chaplin@bcfc.com.

Many thanks,

BCFC Academy

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Academy Parents - Exploitation Alert: Cunch Line Chronicles App

15th Dec 2020

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Please see below information with relation to a new app that poses a risk to young people.

The Cunch Line Chronicles App is advertised as ‘a light-hearted, satirical take on the darker side of urban UK culture’.

In reality, this app is an exploitation risk for young and vulnerable people as it appears to have an in-chat facility which could enable grooming and recruitment to real life County Lines gangs.

The National Crime Agency, National P...

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Academy Highlights of the Month | October & November 2020

1st Dec 2020

Hi All,

Please click here to view the ‘Academy Highlights of the Month’ for October & November 2020.

If you ever have any suggestions for the Academy Highlights of the Month newsletter then please do not hesitate to email our Academy Operations Coordinator, Alastair Chaplin, on Alastair.Chaplin@bcfc.com.

Many thanks,

BCFC Academy

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Week 20 Player Presentation Reviews (U9-U17)

4th Nov 2020

FAO:- U9 - U17 PARENTS (INC. GKs)

The Week 20 Player Presentation reviews will take place as follows:-

AGE GROUP DATE TIME
U9 Mon 9th Nov 17:00 - 21:00
U10 Tue 10th Nov 17:00 - 21:00
U11 Mon 9th Nov 17:00 - 21:00
U12 Tue 10th Nov 17:00 - 21:00
U13 Mon 9th Nov 1...
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Week 10 Player Performance Reviews

14th Sep 2020

All Players & Parents,

The Week 10 Player Performance Reviews are now open on PMA.

All players must login to the system and complete the 'Players Comments' section of the Week 10 reviews by 5pm on Friday 18th September, at which point the staff comments with become visible for the player to view.

If you have any problems accessing PMA please contact Assistant Academy Operations Manager Emily Hickin via email on Emily.Hickin@bcfc.com.

Many Thanks,

BCFC Academy

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U9-U16 Full-Time Coaching Staff Update | 2020-21 Season

20th Aug 2020

All Players/Parents,

Please see below the plan for the 2020-21 season age group full-time Coaches.

This integration of the new staffing will commence from 7th September.

Age Group Full-Time Coach
U16 Andy Crabtree
U15 Martyn Olorenshaw
U13/U14 James Brayne
U11/U12 Richard Brooke
U9/U10 Aaron Hill

 

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Important Academy Update 6 | COVID-19 Virus

19th May 2020

All Parents,

Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic it has been a focus of ours to ensure the safety of all our players and staff and also to check on the general wellbeing of all our players and their families. It has been an extremely difficult period of time for everyone and one in which we have had to constantly look at ways we can adapt to still deliver aspects of our programme across the U8-U23 age groups.

Our aim over the coming months will be to gradually re-introdu...

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