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The Hatters are looking for host families for young prospects living away from home

26 February 2018

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Term: Self-employed

Location: Various, accessible for young players via public transport

Salary: To be confirmed dependent upon package taken by host family

Application closing date: Ongoing


We are currently seeking host family providers to support our elite young players who need to live away from home to undertake their football training at the club.

Host families would be required to provide homely accommodation throughout the season, or on a short term basis for trialists. The actual accommodation needed is a bedroom with Wi-Fi connection and washing facilities. Access to public transport and local amenities is desirable. The host families we are looking for would preferably be situated within the Bushmead, Bramingham, Wigmore or Stopsley areas.

Our placements vary from short-term to long-term, with some specialist accommodation, offering short notice limited accommodation for trialists and their families, or holiday cover for other host families.

Host families would be required to guide our young players by teaching them basic independent living skills such as washing, cooking, cleaning up after themselves, alongside self-care skills. The host family will be required to provide some meals (dependent upon the Academy schedule) in line with the basic nutrition guide provided by the Academy.

The players would require their own room - although if you can house more than one player they can share a room - have access to a bathroom, be provided with nutritional breakfasts and evening meals and have access to washing facilities.

The Club is committed to equal opportunities as well as safeguarding, promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. Any applicant wishing to be considered as a host family will need to demonstrate they are able to share this commitment.

All applicants will be required to undergo a full assessment with our Club staff before consideration can be made as to suitability.  As part of this commitment, host families are required to attend Safeguard Training every three years which is delivered by the Football Association/Football League. Host's family members and any other persons over the age of 18 who reside at the address, are legally required to complete enhanced CRC checks. Fees for checks will be reimbursed.

For more information, or if you are interested in hosting a player, please e-mail Dale Brunton, Head of Education and Welfare via e-mail:


LTFC is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applicants from all sectors of the community.


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