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FA Photography Guidelines

  • 18/10/19
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Photographing and Filming Children

Parents, children and football clubs generally look forward to celebrating and
or publicising footballing successes by photographing children at matches and
events. Documenting a child’s involvement and progress through the season both by film and photos is widely accepted as contributing to the enjoyment of the game. It’s also recognised some coaches find it helpful to use photographs or film as a coaching tool to support a player’s development.

The FA recognises the use of photos and film on websites, social media, posters, within the press or other publications, can pose direct and indirect risks to children if they are not managed appropriately. However, the taking of appropriate images of children is supported by The FA.

Everyone wishing to film or take photos in football has a responsibility to familiarise themselves with and adhere to the attached guidance