Shrewsbury Town Football Club is looking to welcome new Host Families to accommodate our young players aged 15-19 years of age.
Initially, we are seeking expressions of interest from families and individuals who would like to host both short and long-term placements.
Ideally, our Host Family homes will be located within close proximity to our Academy Training Ground which is based at the Shrewsbury Sports Village, Sundorne or our Education Centre at Montgomery Waters Meadow, Shrewsbury.
In providing an inclusive and healthy home environment, Hosts are encouraged to include our players in their family life, supporting our young professional athletes in their chosen careers. In preparing our young players to adapt to their new family home life, they are given clear guidelines of our expectations of them.
All adult family members will be required to complete an enhanced DBS check, and provide satisfactory references. We will complete a risk assessment on your home premises and advise and support you of any recommendations.
We provide support to our families, with regular visits and twice-yearly inspections from the Head of Safeguarding. We are currently introducing regular Training sessions to our families and group coaching support from other more established host families.
In return, you will receive a nightly or monthly fee, depending on your placement.
Shrewsbury Town Football Club is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults at risk, we expect all of our employees and volunteers to share this commitment.
If you are interested in finding out about our Host Family Service, then please contact Jayne Pullinger, Head of Safeguarding Jayne.pullinger@STITC.co.uk alternatively call Jayne on 07748 772 800.
Shrewsbury Town Football Club endorses Equality and we strive to ensure that everyone who wishes to be involved with our club is treated fairly and with respect, we will not discriminate or treat anyone less favourably on the grounds of age, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, marital status, race, nationality, ethnic origin, colour, religion or belief, ability or disability.