Smokefree Sidelines

Smokefree sidelines

The sidelines of certain junior football games became smoke-free when the new season began in September. Partners including Huddersfield & District Junior Football League, Selby & District Junior League, Kirklees Council, Smokefreelife North Yorkshire, and West Riding Football Association have teamed up to promote healthy lifestyles.

At their respective AGM's, the West Riding Football Association proposed a rule change to implement the smoke-free policy, which was passed. From September, all parents, coaches and other supporters have been asked not to smoke on the sidelines of games, or within sight of children.