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Kids Zone

Welcome to West Riding FA's Kids Zone!

A page dedicated to you, the kids!

We work with The FA [The Football Association] to look after football in your area, West Riding of Yorkshire. We help to grow the number of teams, players, referees, coaches and helpers that make your club run. We also aim to make football as fun and safe as possible for everyone.

Be kind

For youth football players in West Riding.

all players

Be Kind

Meet the characters!
Bo, Eddie, Kauser, Izzy, Nathaniel and Danny.
Are you a kind footballer? Play your part:
  • Be kind at all times
  • I will not treat anybody differently just because they are different to me
  • Play fairly and be friendly
  • Show kindness to the other team - win or lose
  • Listen carefully to what my coach tells me
  • Understand that a coach has to do what’s best for the team
  • If I'm unhappy or unsure about something I will speak to my coach
  • Encourage my team mates
  • Respect the facilities home & away

Download the BE KIND Poster

Meet the premier league footballers born in West riding


Meet the Premier League Footballers born in West Riding

Erling Haaland (Leeds), James Milner (Leeds), Kalvin Phillips (Leeds), Marcus Tavernier (Leeds)

Your game - through your eyes

We're listening...

Your Game

Your Game - Through Your Eyes

YOUR game - through your eyes

We want to ask you about your experience of playing football as a youth football player, we would like you to be as honest as you can so that we can learn how to make the experience for you and your teammates the best it can be.

Complete here

meet the top female footballers born in west riding

Updates Female Footballers

Meet the top female footballers from West Riding

Rachel Daly (Harrogate), Kirsty Hanson (Halifax), Gemma Bonner (Leeds), Leah Galton (Harrogate)

Tell someone what's wrong

We want your experience in football to be fun and safe.

How to report a concern:

  • Talk to your Coach
  • Talk to your Club Welfare Officer
  • Talk to an adult you trust

how to report discrimination

Discrimination Reporting
KP Feature

Kalvin Phillips discusses grassroots football on blue peter

Phllips visits his grassroots club Wortley Juniors and gets asked some very important questions - including if he'd prefer a Blue Peter Badge, or Man of the Match! 

meet our safeguarding team

These are working hard to keep football fun and safe as possible

Safeguarding Team

Meet our Safeguarding Team

Paul Ratcliffe (Designated Safeguarding Officer) - / 0113 2821222 option 5. Hannah Simpson (CEO & Senior Safeguarding Lead) -, 0113 2821222 option 5. Gemma Webster (National Safeguarding Administrator) -, John Byrne (Board Safeguarding Champion).

did you know?

Five interesting facts...

DYK Facts

Did you know these interesting facts?

1: Co-Commentator Lucy Ward is from Wakefield and played grassroots football before going onto play in an FA Cup Final for Leeds United. 2: Brian Deane from Leeds scored the first ever Premier League goal in 1992 playing for Sheffield United. 3: Gillian Coultard MBE from Thorne was the first ever England Women's player to reach 100 caps. 4: West Riding has four professional football clubs; Leeds United, Huddersfield Town, Bradford City and Harrogate Town. 5: Former footballer now pundit Micah Richards grew up in Chapeltown, Leeds and played for Farsley Celtic and Leeds City Boys as a youngster.

stay safe online

Being online can be fun but sometimes you may see something that makes you feel worried or sad.

If that happens, tell an adult you trust and they can help.

the fa superkicks hub

Explore creative challenges and tasks to get active.

SK Feature

leeds CAMHS crisis call

Are you a young person struggling to cope? Is life getting harder and harder? Are you a parent worried about your child? The NHS in Leeds is opening a new Freephone Crisis Call Line to support children and young people whatever the circumstances by listening, supporting, advising and signposting. Our team will ensure that all callers receive an efficient and timely response for anyone up to aged 18 years in critical moments, so that you get fast access to help when needed. Leeds CAMHS Crisis Call is open 8am - 8pm, 7 days a week, 365 days a year in Leeds.


Meet the premier league and FA women's super league referees from west riding

Check out their stories below through our iCanRef campaign.



  • Online
  • Anytime
  • On the phone

Are you being bullied?

If you are being bullied, or you are not ready to make a report, you can talk to Childline anonymously online or on the phone - No worry is too big or too small.

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The FA's Respect campaign

We only do positive

Are you playing your part?

See The FA’s Youth Code of Conduct below.