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Welcome to Hough End Griffins

Safeguarding – Play Your Part

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In response to the serious events relating to child safety and ongoing abuse allegations in junior football, we would like to make you aware as a Club we put safeguarding as a priority.

Within the club there is a designated Club Welfare Officer (CWO) with clear systems in place to deal with any concerns. All our coaches undertake an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check (formally CRB) and managers of each team have a minimum FA Level 1 coaching qualification. Coaching courses focus heavily on the safety and welfare of children and have specific Safeguarding and Emergency Aid modules which need to be updated every three years to maintain qualification.

Reporting a concern about a child is everyone’s responsibility. If you are worried about a child or a situation then you should report your concerns to the Club Welfare Officer Cheryl Struckman at

Alternatively, you can contact the Manchester County FA Welfare Officer Helen Murphy or email the FA directly via

If the matter is urgent and you cannot contact your club or County FA, call the NSPCC 24hr Helpline for advice on 0808 800 5000, text 88858 or email

If it is an emergency because a child or children are at immediate risk, then call the police or children’s social care in your area.

By working together will help to ensure that our children play the game in a safe, friendly, fun environment.

FA Charter Standard Development Club of the Year 2010 & 2014

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Hough End Griffins JFC came into existance in 2005 after a group of football loving parents decided to create a new community focused junior football club in South Manchester. Since this time the club have gone from strength to strength, driven principally by parent volunteers we now have 18 teams and over 250 children playing regular football. In 2010 and 2014 the club received the FA Charter Standard Development Club of the Year Award.

England Legends Join Hough End Griffins

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England legends Gary Neville, Gary Pallister and Martin Keown were joined by McDonald’s Head of Coaching Eric Harrison to host a coaching masterclass celebrating the clubs long term dedication to the local community.

The Life of Bryan

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Kean Bryan has always had one eye on the next level. From early beginnings at Hough End Griffins, where he was spotted by a scout playing an age group above his own and brought to the Manchester City Academy, to the present where he has already represented the under-21s, the 17-year-old has been confident holding his own against those older than himself.

"The Life of Bryan" is an exclusive in-depth look into the life and career of 17 year old EDS starlet Kean Bryan. CityTV speak to his family and the man who found Kean on the playing fields of South Manchester, Hough End Griffins U16 coach Bevan Gibson.

"It's our game, not yours."

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This video shows several children involved in different sports describing how the behaviour of parents/spectators deteriorates when they wear their 'magic sports kit' -- i.e. when they compete. They talk about a range of bad adult behaviours and how these negatively impact on them. They then describe and promote positive behaviour.

Hough End Griffins - Sponsored by AKW Group (AK Worthington Ltd)

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Proud to support the FA's Respect Programme

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Hough End Griffins supports The FA's Respect programme to ensure football can be enjoyed by everyone in a safe and positive environment. Play your part and observe The FA's Respect Code of Conduct for spectators and parents/carers at all times.


Watch Hough End Griffins on BBC Match of the Day and Radio 5 Live!

Posted on: 18 June 2018
WATCH children, parents and volunteer coaches from Hough End Griffins Junior FC on BBC M... read more >>

Hough End U-15 Boys win Manchester County Cup in ‘best final of 2018’

Posted on: 21 May 2018
HOUGH End Griffins’ brilliant U-15 Boys have won the 2018 Manchester FA U-15 Boys Coun... read more >>

Hough End boys enjoy trip to mini-Manchester derby

Posted on: 23 April 2018
HOUGH End Griffins Under-13 Boys enjoyed a team-building trip to watch the Manchester Cit... read more >>

Hough End Griffins U10s enjoy Champion day out at City Academy

Posted on: 22 April 2018
Manchester City v Lyon, Champions League semi-final first leg Hough End Griffins’ U10s... read more >>

Hough End boys’ ice hockey trip goes down a Storm

Posted on: 13 December 2017
HOUGH End Griffins U-13 boys had a fun and exciting night when they went on a Christmas t... read more >>