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Social Media Policy

It is against club and FA guidelines to post anything on social media that may be conceived as offensive, insulting, abusive, threatening, racist, discriminatory or any other reference that may cause offence or harm to others.

Any such comments made on club websites, league websites, or on social media regarding teams or officials may result in disciplinary action being taken in line with The FA’s disciplinary policies and procedures.

Everyone should make sure that match results are not posted on social media for teams in the Under 11s age group and below as this is against FA Guidelines.

Team social media accounts should only be used for positive comments so that it reflects the club in a good light.

Social media and team group chats are not the place to air grievances so don't use them for this.

Twitter

Team Twitter accounts should have the following naming conventions - handle: @OrmskirkFCU11s, name: Ormskirk FC U11s. The profile photo should be of the the team’s shirt or a team photo, not of the club crest (to avoid confusion with the main club account).

Team Group Chats

If teams use group chats for their team communication (What’s App, Facebook Groups, etc), then the managers and parents need to make sure that the group chats are only used for communication on team matters (e.g. training and match information), and not used as a general chatroom (which can be an annoyance to others and cause group chats to be muted so important team information gets missed).