Smokefree Sidelines

Smokefree sidelines

The sidelines of certain junior football games became smoke-free at the start of the 2018/19 season.

West Riding FA have teamed up with Huddersfield & District Junior Football League & Selby & District Junior League to provide a smoke-free environment for their thousands of junior players.

At their respective AGMs, leagues confirmed with their clubs that the initiative would be launched from September 2018 which would see all parents, coaches and other supporters being asked not to smoke on the sidelines of games or within sight of children. 

Smokefree Sidelines is a voluntary commitment from clubs to work with spectators at their fixtures and encourage them not to smoke during the game.

Whilst we understand that this cannot be made mandatory, we are confident that each individual attending a junior football match will want to play their part in providing the best possible environment for young people to play.