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Sunday, 11 December 2016 19:17
I am sure you will have seen the ongoing and distressing news coverage regarding abuse of young footballers by Coaches working for professional Football Clubs. On behalf of the Committee I wanted to write to you and provide some timely reassurance about the Child Welfare Framework that exists at our Club. It also provides an opportunity to remind you of the key contacts should you ever have any concerns about your son or daughter whilst playing for HSCSC.

I think it is worth pointing out that the terrible cases that have recently come to light are historical and occurred in an era when Child Protection was a significantly lower priority not only in sport but also society in general. Having said that with over 350 young people now training and playing regularly for the Club we cannot be complacent and children's welfare is, and will continue to be, our paramount consideration.

Under the HSCSC Child Welfare Framework the following controls are in place:
1) We have two Club Welfare Officers, Mark Jones and Jude Clark. Both have undertaken specific FA Qualifications in order to hold their posts and critically both also have extensive professional experience of dealing with children in highly regulated environments. As the Club Chairperson I take great comfort from having two individuals of such a high calibre providing guidance in the most important aspect of our Club's operation. If you ever have any concerns regarding your child that are connected to HSCSC you can write to either of them in confidence at   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
2) All adults who regularly come into contact with your son or daughter as a Team Manager or Coach are required to undertake a Criminal Record Check. The purpose of CRC is to help employers and other organisations make safer recruitment decisions on employees or volunteers, with the aim of preventing unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children. This check is repeated every 3 years and regardless of an individuals professional qualifications every volunteer at HSCSC must go through the unique FA process under the supervision of our Welfare Officers. If you ever see a "new face" becoming involved in your teams football activity you are encouraged to confirm with them and the Team Manager that they have successfully completed this process.
3) All Team Managers are required to undertake an FA Safeguarding Children Qualification and again this must be renewed avery three years. Amongst other topics that are covered , two key items covered are how to recognise signs of abuse i.e. identify the behaviours that cause concern and clarifying the actions to take and also who can help.
4) The Nottinghamshire FA employ a full time Welfare Officer who is a resource for us as a grassroots Clubs and they  in turn are supported by a dedicated national team.
5) All Clubs as a condition of maintaining their Charter Status are required to undertake an annual Health Check which involves being able to demonstrate that the required controls are in place.

There is a huge amount of information available to Parents on this subject and the NSPCC guide is particularly comprehensive:

The feedback I receive regarding children's experience of playing football at the Club is overwhelmingly positive and HSCSC has a very good reputation amongst the football community of Nottinghamshire for the behaviour of our players, volunteers and the family and friends who attend games. I would like to take this opportunity therefore of thanking you for your continued support in 2016 and on behalf of the Committee wish you and your family a very happy and peaceful Christmas Holiday.


2016 AGM Minutes Print E-mail
Thursday, 13 October 2016 05:40

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HSCSC 2016 AGM Print E-mail
Saturday, 17 September 2016 21:15
The HSCSC 2016 AGM will be held at 19:30 on Friday 7th October in the Social Centre next to the Holy Spirit Church
Monday, 18 July 2016 16:06
The Under 15 Boys team (Year 9 moving into Year 10) is looking to recruit more players, particularly a goalkeeper!!! Please contact Mark Jones on 07807 010339 or email him at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if interested or if you know anyone who may be!
U12 Girls Division Champions Print E-mail
Monday, 23 May 2016 22:13


Holy Spirit Celtic U12 Girls have become champions of the Nottinghamshire Girls and Ladies Football League (Charter Standard League) Division 2, winning their division by a clear 5 points. Well done girls!



Holy Spirit Celtic U13s Print E-mail
Sunday, 22 May 2016 22:09

Under 13 boys enjoyed becoming Division 5 Champions for the Saturday Young Elizabethan League (YEL) and are looking forward to collecting their winner’s trophies at YEL’s presentation day next month. They have done incredibly well, sticking together and forming as a team as they have hit their teenage years.

It has also just been announced that they have also won the Sportsmanship award across all 5 of the Saturday YEL divisions (circa 60 teams). This in itself is a fantastic achievement but it shows they are going in to their games with the right attitude and they are winning the right way. So this year they are incredibly fortunate to be collecting two trophies in June:

  • U13 Division 5 Champions
  • U13 Saturday Sportsmanship Award

Well done boys!

To help get through the long season ahead they are looking to bolster their squad with a couple of extra players who are on the look out for a game.

HSCFC u9 Reds Print E-mail
Sunday, 22 May 2016 22:27


Under 9 Reds have won the cup against West Bridgford Herons.

Under 9 Greens YEL Sportsmanship winners Print E-mail
Sunday, 22 May 2016 22:27

Under 9 Greens ended runners up of their division this year and won the YEL Sportsmanship award.

Well done boys!


Girls under 15 Print E-mail
Sunday, 04 October 2015 21:02
The under 15 girls remain unbeaten with a stunning 4-2 victory away to Mansfield Town,a side we have never previously beaten.They came from behind twice,and struck the woodwork 4x too.
Now they sit joint top level with Nottingham Forest.A fantastic achievement and testimony to their dedication and effort.

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