Player Profile: Chris Dooley
Stranraer FC Youth Teams and Ladies Team
Are run in compliance with directives set out by the governing body, namely the SFA. A full copy of the rules/code of conduct expected when training/playing or representing the club in any capacity is set out below and available from the clubs youth coaches.
CODES OF CONDUCT FOR
COACHES, PLAYERS, PARENTS, SUPPORTERS AND OFFICIALS
Note: All persons involved in football have responsibilities to report any suspected or alleged cases of abuse to the relevant Protection Officer. It is not the official’s responsibility to decide whether or not a player has been abused.
Stanraer Football Club fully supports the codes of conduct as introduced by the Scottish Football Association.
COACHES’ CODE OF CONDUCT:
1 Allow all players, no matter their level of ability, the opportunity to participate in coaching sessions.
2 Respect the rights, dignity & worth of every player and treat everyone equally within the context of football.
3 Always pursue fair play
4 Prohibit use of camcorders and cameras unless parental consent has been provided
5 Place safety and well-being of the player above the development of performance
6 Be aware of Stranraer FC’s Child Protection Policy and Procedures
7 Ensure that coaching sessions are enjoyable, well-structured and focus on developing skills, decision making and a general understanding of the game
8 Develop an appropriate working relationship with players based on mutual trust and respect
9 Encourage players to accept responsibility for their own behaviour and performance
10 Ensure that sessions and games are appropriate for the age, maturity, experience and ability of the individual
11 Consistently display high standards of appearance and behaviour
12 Know where to find appropriate first-aid
13 Hold a current membership list and have a register available at all activities.
14 Be aware and follow the guidelines of the governing body.
15 Be respectful of all decisions made by the match officials.
16 Never use inappropriate or bad language.
17 Abide by the medical advice concerning an injured player.
18 Be aware of any medical condition or medication a player has.
19 Attend Coaching Courses to keep them up to date with the latest techniques and drills.
20 Do not do anything likely to bring the name of the Academy into disrepute
21 Be aware and abide by Stranraer Football clubs Health and Safety Policy and Working practices
Stranraer FC coaching in the community:
(1) To provide, in the interests of social welfare, facilities for recreation and other leisure time activities available to the public at large with a view to improving their conditions of life
(2) To promote community participation in healthy recreation, in particular by the provision of facilities for the playing of football and other sports
(3) To promote and protect the wellbeing and physical health of people living in the vicinity of the facilities operated by the club, and to assist in the fostering of health education for such people
(4) To promote public safety in the interests of the general public, and in particular by promoting initiatives and programmes which are directed towards reducing the incidence of vandalism and other anti-social behaviour by encouraging participation in sports
(5) To help young people to develop their physical, mental and spiritual capacities, such that they may grow to full maturity as individuals and as members of society
(6) To promote training, particularly in such skills as will assist the participants in obtaining paid employment.
Stranraer Football Club Disabled Supporters Policy
Stranraer FC have a Club policy in relation to accommodating, as far as is reasonably possible, the needs of disabled supporters in recognition of the Club's obligations under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 to tackle the issue of physical features that act as a barrier to disabled people who want to access the Stadium.
In this respect, please note the following:
Stranraer FC has ensured adequate facilities for disabled persons with wheelchair space to the front of the main stand solely for the use of disabled persons and their carers. This area is flat and is covered. There is a designated entrance and exit for disabled persons with a wide gate to give easy access to disabled persons in their wheelchairs. This gate is permanently manned throughout the game by designated stewards. There are disabled toilets close by this area. The Club employs stewards briefed in assisting disabled persons and their carers. The Club grant free admission to any wheelchair user disabled persons and their accompanying carer.
The disabled person's area is reserved for use by parties who are disabled and is primarily utilised by disabled supporters who are wheelchair users. If a disabled person who is not wheelchair user is unable to gain access to the seating area in the main stand or other suitable viewing area, the Club will consider a specific request to allow that disabled person access to the disabled enclosure provided an arrangement is made with the Stranraer FC Administration office not later than 24 hours in advance of the particular match to be viewed.
For all disabled supporters, the Club operates a policy whereby if at least 24 hours advance notice is given to the Club's Administration Office, the name of the disabled person and their companion/carer will be taken and arrangements will be made to aid access to and exit from the main stand.
Stranraer FC has designated disabled car parking spaces available for disabled spectators. These are available on a first come first served basis.
Stranraer FC, with advance notice will endeavour to provide commentary for blind and partially sighted supporters.
Deputised for Cameron Belford in the Betfred Cup at the start of the 2016/17 and didn't look out of place, and added to this with a handful of cup appearances in 2017/18. Learning his trade from goalkeeping coach Eric Phillips and the experienced Belford should stand Max in good stead for the future.
Joined Cumbernauld Colts on a short term loan deal in December 2017.
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Date of birth: 18/9/1986
Place of birth: East Kilbride
Previous clubs: EK Thistle, Lanark United, Petershill, Queen's Park, East Kilbride FC
Paul started his career with Motherwell, Queen's Park and Albion Rovers as a youth, before moving into the junior game with East Kilbride Thistle, Lanark United and Petershill. It would be the Hampden side who finally gave him his senior break in 2014, and the attacking midfielder went on to score 26 goals across his 122 appearances for the Spiders. Lowland League side East Kilbride brought Woods in for the end of the 2016/17 season, with his creativity and eye for goal helping to secure the league title, before moving on to join Stranraer.
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