Statutory rape is having sex with a minor. A minor in England is under the age of 16. Above that (16-18 specifically), position of trust is defined as those within loco parentis, so yes, a coach would count.
However, as stated earlier in this thread, Sampson's accusation and the resulting...
Doesn't make it ok though just because lots do it?? I happen to know of some clubs who clearly stipulate in the contracts of players & coaches that it is a breach of contract & sackable offence if a coach & player become intimate.
it's the same in US too, with the NWSL reminding players & clubs...
Correct. I was dual-registered, AFA & Hertfordshire. Rarely did AFA games (too far to travel and I hated the County!), but did numerous Herts ones. I lived in Herts, but did my original course through AFA, who wouldn't release me to Herts, so I found the best way round it.
"You don't want to listen to me, I don't want to bore you. That's it from me, head or tails skipper?"
The grand total of my "spiel" before a game to the captains!
Oh, and anyone that thinks the pre & post game stuff isn't important for club marks is so drastically wrong.
At L4 and up...
FIFA contracts are calendar-year based, so unless he resigns from FIFA, he'll still be a FIFA ref. When Attwell got dropped from SG to NG, he started the season as FL ref with a FIFA badge (that obviously changed on Jan 1st and he was no longer FIFA eligible).
I'm going to talk as a coach here (after all, it's what pays the bills!)
I had a major argument with a group of referees here in USA when they said, truly believing it, that they played no part at all in player development (the meeting was specifically about small-sided soccer, so we are...
I've seen some pretty naff level 5s get their 4! Nothing surprises me. I remember talking to a few L3's a couple years ago and their apprehension about the expected standard of the rising 4s was hilarious...turned out to be incredibly justified!
So you mean like 99.9% of Supply & Contrib games then? Officials required to turn up suited & booted and players will almost always be in club tracksuits. No "us & them", it's so common and regular that it's not even spoken about!