12:32 15 February 2012
Information about applying for an appearance from a player or member of staff...
Notts County Football Club aims to make a positive impact in the community throughout the Nottinghamshire area.
The club is committed to supporting local community organisations and events whenever possible through player and staff appearances.
Please observe the following guidelines before submitting a request:
- Submit requests at least four weeks prior to the event date
- Requests must fall under one of the following categories: Community (schools, charities, fetes, local clubs, etc), Commercial Partners, Supporters' Clubs
- Requests must be made via the form on this page or post
- Submissions must be made by filling out the form at the bottom of this page or by sending a Community Appearance Request
- Appearances should begin no earlier than 2pm on training days
- Appearances will not be considered on matchdays, players' days off (usually Wednesdays and Sundays), 48 hours preceding a match or 24 hours after a match
- Appearance requests will be unsuccessful if the organisation requesting conflicts with any of the club's official sponsors
- No activities with the risk of injury can be carried out
- Appearances must be based within the Nottinghamshire area
Each year, the club receives hundreds of requests and strives to fulfil as many as possible. Due to the volume of submissions, please note that it is not always feasible to meet all requests.
Successful requests are subject to change, even at late notice. Translation/language issues will be taken into consideration, as will the location of the event.
Requests via post must be sent to:
Notts County Football Club
Once your request has been reviewed, you will be contacted about the status of your submission: accepted, pending or declined. Due to the volume of requests, please wait up to two weeks for a response.
Tel: 0115 9529 000
To request a community appearance, fill out the form below in as much detail as possible or contact us on the above details for further information:
PLAYER APPEARANCE POLICY:
Notts County Football Club (NCFC) and Notts County Football in the Community (FitC) are genuinely committed to an inclusive player engagement programme which will facilitate player visits whenever possible in order to maximise the importance, the value and the impact that the players have in their community as role models.
NCFC acknowledges and recognises the importance of the work that FitC delivers around its core aims of Sports Participation, Education, Health, Equality and Social Inclusion and will monitor the player requests closely in line with the Player Engagement Recommendations and formalised player visit procedures.
It is with regret that we are unable to fulfil every request for player visits but we will use our best endeavours to ensure player engagement is an ongoing feature throughout the season.
Player Engagement Procedures:
The club will only accept ‘Player Request Forms’ –verbal requests will not be considered.
‘Player Request Forms’ should be submitted four weeks in advance of the community event.
The club will ‘profile’ players for community engagement using the PFA questionnaire template.
This will ensure players attend the right initiatives and are comfortable being at the chosen activity.
The club will appoint ‘Player Ambassadors’ for the appropriate themed events.
Players should only attend community or charity events within a reasonable radius of the stadium
or training ground (i.e. up to a 15 mile radius) to be determined by the NCFC and FitC.
The maximum duration of player visits will be approximately one hour.
All player visit requests will be assessed according to player availability or themed activity.
Players should not be requested to take part in any activity with the risk of injury.
All players should be ‘briefed’ before the community or charity event.
New requests for player visits will take priority over repeat requests.
The event should not be centred on the players visit and must have a separate purpose.
All player visits are subject to change and may require rescheduling.
The club will be unable to guarantee any player visits 24 hours before a game.
The club will be unable to guarantee any player visits before 1.00pm on any training day.
The club will be unable to guarantee player visits on player’s days off.
The club will be unable to guarantee player visits on team travel days to away games.
The club will be unable to sanction player visits during the close season (May to July).
The players will conduct themselves appropriately on all occasions.
The players will arrive in plenty of time at the agreed location.
The players will wear the appropriate dress code as outlined by the club.
The players may use social media to promote the activity (prior to or after the event).