Gambling Awareness for Non-League Football
Free gambling awareness workshops for non-league clubs.
Gambling harms in non-league football —it's time to act.
Problem gambling isn’t just a problem for league football players. It also affects the lives of many young players in our non-league clubs.
For the team, problem gambling can lead to absenteeism, lateness for training, lateness on match days and poor performance levels.
However, for the player, the consequences can be more severe and can include financial debts, relationship breakdowns and mental health issues.
Participating non-league clubs
How Red Card can help
Red Card can help you support your young players by delivering free gambling awareness workshops.
These 90-minute workshops are aimed at 16-25 year old semi-pro footballers and those who work with them, including managers and coaches.
Workshops are delivered at club premises in London, the South East and the Midlands. We can also deliver sessions online.
Workshops are delivered by experienced presenters used to speaking to young people, with real-lfe experience of gambling addiction.
We also provide information packs for attendees, who will receive a CPD-accredited certificate.
The Football Non-League Gambling Awareness Project
Our research found that a proportion of young non league players (16-25) are problem gambling, and we have received a number of emails from non-league club managers and chairman expressing their concerns.
The Gambling Commission has therefore funded a two-year pilot project to investigate and address the issue.
Thanks to their funding, non-league clubs can now benefit from our free educational workshops. For the moment, these are available for clubs located in London, the Home Counties and the Midlands.
Excerpts from our workshops
A short video clip shows Tony Kelly’s delivery to Bedworth United
Delivered by lived experience facilitators
Our sesssions are delivered by people who have experienced problem gambling and the harms that go with it.
Our lived experience facilitators therefore bring their own compelling stories to these sessions, for engaging and impactful training.
They have extensive experience in delivering sessions to a wide variety of audiences.
Sessions are often delivered by ex-pro footballer Tony Kelly.
Feedback on our workshops
Download our flyer
If you know a non league club who might benefit from our course, please send them our flyer for the course, or for our services point them in the direction of this page. Thank you!
Support your young players' wellbeing
Red Card's gambling awareness workshop is designed to support your young players' wellbeing through education and support. Thanks to Gambling Commission funding, we can offer free 90 minute workshops, delivered on club premises or online, delivered by lived experience facilitators.
This workship is currently available for clubs in London, the Home Counties and the Midlands.
Booking and enquiries
Training is available all year round.
To book our non-league football gambling awareness workshop, please use the form below. If you’re not ready to book just yet but have an enquiry, please get in touch.