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Camps Conditions of Sale

Refund Policy

Soccer camp fees are fully refundable (less a £5 per camp registration deposit) up to 1 weeks prior to opening day of camp. You may email us your refund request and our response (within 24 hours) will be confirmation of receipt of your email. If you do not hear from us then we have not received your request. All postmarked requests (prior to the cut-off date) will be honored.

Emergencies: If you have a medical or family emergency and are unable to attend camp please contact us as soon as possible. We will do our best to accommodate you, however refunds are at the discretion of the community trust director.

Last minute cancellations: If and only if we have a waiting list and can fill your spot, will we refund camp less a £5 processing fee per registration.

Refunds will not be given if:

  • A child is sent home due to behavioural issues (see Camp Regulations).
  • A player decides to drop out of the camp or leaves early/before the end of camp.
  • Your child is sick and either stayed home from, or was sent home from camp due to fever or other ailments.

Child protection

Partick Thistle Charitable Trust acknowledges the duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people and is committed to ensuring safeguarding practice reflects statutory responsibilities, government guidance and complies with best practice and The Scottish FA requirements. Regardless of age, gender, ability, ethnicity, location or their ambition to play, the goal is to ensure the consistency of a positive experience for every child.

All coaches are aware of our Children’s Wellbeing in Scottish Football policy and will abide by it, In addition to this document all of our staff have been PVG checked and, taken part in a 3 hour Coach Education workshop – Children’s Wellbeing in Scottish Football. If you wish to receive a copy of our policy document, please email camps@ptfc.co.uk.

Child Welfare

Diet, Nutrition & Hydration

We consider the welfare of each and every child on our camps as paramount and we need your assistance to ensure the safety and security of your child throughout their stay with us. Please ensure you provide us with all the relevant medical, and emergency contact information for your child. You can update/change this information at any time.

Please provide a packed lunch and enough water (or another form of hydration) to last the full day – additional water should be provided on warm weather days.

Injuries

Injuries are unfortunately a part of contact and collision within sports such as soccer. Our coaches help to minimise the number of injuries by ensuring that all children actively partake in an extended warm-up prior to any activity. In the event of an injury/sickness the emergency contact of the participant will be contacted immediately.

All lead coaches are Emergency First Aid Qualified.

If a player has sustained an injury prior to the camp, please inform a member of staff as soon as possible.

Behaviour

Our camp regulations and behaviour policy are designed to ensure that each player is safe and enjoys their time on all of our camps. We respond quickly to issues of fighting, verbal and physical intimidation or persistent bad behaviour. Our camps provide a professional sporting environment and therefore will not tolerate any bad behaviour.

Naming Belongings/Lost and Found

We recommend that all clothing is labelled with sewn-in name labels or written with a laundry pen/permanent marker to minimise loss of clothing at camp.

Any belongings left behind at the camps will be kept in the venue office. Belongings left at the end of the camp will then be taken to the Partick Thistle Charitable Trust offices at Firhill Stadium.

Please note, belongings will only be kept for a number of weeks and therefore should be collected as soon as possible.

Avoiding Blisters

New boots, particularly in the summer when the ground is hard, can cause blisters. If your child has new boots we advise to ‘wear them in’ before the camp starts, to avoid the risk of blisters.

Clothing/Footwear

What to wear:

  • Football boots (no metal studs – artificial grass preferred)
  • Trainers (participants should wear trainers when walking in and around the complex)
  • Football training kit – shorts, socks & T-shirt
  • Jumper or Zipper for colder weather
  • Water proof clothing (We are in Scotland, there is a high chance of rain!)

Regulations

These Camp Regulations form part of the terms and conditions of booking.

  • No stealing, fighting, bullying or persistent bad behaviour
  • Damage to property and firefighting equipment will not be tolerated. Players who are found causing damage will be charged.
  • Participants are not permitted to enter restricted areas – all of these areas will have clearly visible signs
  • Participants are not allowed to leave any of our venues at any time during the camp
  • Under no circumstances should players leave any of the venues without a supervised adult or member of staff

These Camp Regulations will be enforced by all members of our staff.

If a participant fails to comply with these Camp Regulations in whole or in part he or she may be removed from the camp without refund. While we will endeavour to address any breach of these Camp Regulations in a constructive way that does not lead to the removal of a participant from a camp, the safety and well-being of all participants is our priority and a participant may be removed even if a breach of these Camp Regulations is the first breach by that participant.