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FA Video and Photo Policy

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 photographs and or filming 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 following guidance.

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