Free gambling awareness workshops for non-league clubs.
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.
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.
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.
Kettering Town FC.
A short clip from our CPD-Accredited gambling awareness workshop delivered to 35 young players, and their staff. The workshop took place on 12th May 2023.
Bedworth United – feedback
Tony Kelly and Bedworth United Academy Manager Jamie Lenton discuss Red Card’s Football Non-League Gambling Awareness workshop delivery to Bedworth United.
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.
Our gambling awareness in non-league football workshops are now accredited as CPD courses by the CPD Standards Office.
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 workshop is currently available for clubs in London, the Home Counties and the Midlands.
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.