Respect Our Neighbours Policy

AFC Lightning Respect Our Neighbours Policy

Wherever junior football training or matches take place on a space allocated for such activities, there will always be issues surrounding the potential for noise, additional traffic, loud swearing, property damage and the like. AFC Lightning have taken these points onboard and it is our intention at all times to work in harmony with our neighbours and minimise any possible disruption.

Therefore, under the guidance and supervision of The Misbourne School and with their permission at all times AFC Lightning pledge :

  • that weekend matches and/or training will never begin before 0900 hours and will always finish before 1430 hours (with the exception of a once a year football fete).
  • that any weekday outdoor training/matches will finish no later than 1930 hours.
  • that the car parks at The Misbourne School will be utilised and that all visiting teams will be directed towards them, maintaining the access of all local roads.
  • to leave the school grounds tidy and free of rubbish.

AFC Lightning will make it clear that any instances of foul or abusive language will not be tolerated – and the person responsible will be requested to leave the grounds immediately.

AFC Lightning have in place an FA operated liability insurance, in case of any damage to neighbouring property.

Please note: In these early years, the main users of the pitches will be 6, 7, 8 and 9 year olds, with matches lasting for no more than 45 minutes at a time. These age groups do not play every week. Home matches will often be coordinated so that the total length of time of matches in action will be minimized. Teams will play away as often as they play at home, consequently some weekends in the season will be match free.

With these pledges and despite the absence of any byelaws enforcing such, AFC Lightning are proud to say that our “Respect our Neighbours” policy is to our knowledge the most stringent such policy of any sports grounds in the County – and we will honour those pledges. In doing so, we hope that our neighbours will support AFC Lightning in our aims to promote children’s football in the community – and assist the school and its pupils in the ways we intend.