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Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale

Fixture Date Opponent Score Competition
28 Jul 2018 Tweedmouth Rangers  W 2-0 Qualifying Cup Grp B
01Aug 2018 Easthouses Lily [H] W 5-0 Qualifying Cup Grp B
04 Aug 2018 Ormiston [H] W 2-0 Qualifying Cup Grp B
11 Aug 2018 Linlithgow Rose [A] W 2-1 Friendly
15 Aug 2018 Bo’ness United [A] L 5-0 Conference B
18Aug 2018 Whitehill Welfare [A] L 2-0 Football Nation Qualifying Cup (2ND Round)
25 Aug 2018 St Andrews United [A] W 4-1 SFA South Region Challenge Cup (1st Round
01 Sept 2018 Beith Juniors [A] L 3-2 William Hill Scottish Cup 2nd prim rnd
08 Sept 2018 Tynecastle [H] D 2-2 Conference B
11 Sept 2018 Edinburgh City [N] L 7-0 East of Scotland cup Semi Final
15 Sept 2018 Spartans [H] W 3-2 SFA South Region Challenge Cup (2nd Round)
22 Sept 2018 Dundonald Bluebell [A] W 2-1 Conference B
29 Sept 2018 Haddington Ath [H] L 1-0 Conference B
03 Oct 2018 Burntisland Shipyard [H] L 1-0 Conference B
06 Oct 2018 Crossgates [A] L 2-0 Conference B
20 Oct 2018 Bonnyrigg Rose [H] L 3-1 Conference B
27 Oct 2018 Sauchie [A] W 2-0 Conference B
03 Nov 2018 Eyemouth United [H] p-p Conference B
10 Nov 2018 Cumbernauld [H] W 2-0 SFA South Region Challenge Cup (3rd Round
17 Nov 2018 Dunipace [A] W 3-1 Conference B
24 Nov 2018 Dalkeith Thistle [H] L 1-0 Conference B
01 Dec 2018 Burntisland [A] P-P Conference B
08 Dec 2018 Dundonald Bluebell  [H] L 4-2 Conference B
15 Dec 2018 Tranent [A] Conference B
Christmas break 
29 Dec 2018 Eyemouth United [A] Conference B
05 Jan 2019 Tynecastle [A] Conference B
12 Jan 2019 Dunipace [H] Conference B
19 Jan 2019 Bonnyrig Rose Ath [A] Conference B
26 Jan 2019 Crossgates Primrose [H] Conference B
02 Feb 2019 Dundonald Bluebell [A] Conference B
09 Feb 2019 Sauchie [H] Conference B
16 Feb 2019 Haddington Athletic [H] Conference B
23 Feb 2019 Dalkeith Thistle [A] Conference B
02 Mar 2019 Bo”ness United [H] King Cup 1st Round


Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale Football Club

Saughton Enclosure



Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale FC Disability Policy


It is our aim to ensure there are no barriers to the use of Saughton Enclosure  by disabled supporters and as such we aim to provide easily accessible information about the stadium’s facilities and use. Access to Saughton Enclosure for wheelchair users and other disabled spectators is through designated entrances around the



Wheelchair Accessible Terrace

2 wheelchair user spaces

From the Stevenson Drive turnstile gate, and also accessible  via the double gate at Fords road. The designated wheelchair user areas is on the left of covered terracing.  The access area is level with spaces at the halfway line and midway between the penalty box and halfway line. Each space has designated adjacent seating for carers.

Ambulant Disabled

There are no specific areas of the ground that facilitate access for the ambulant disabled, however, there are several seats which can be accessed easily by those persons using crutches, sticks or walking frames.


Parking Arrangements

There two designated Accessible Car Parking spaces are available on match days in the ground and can be reserved by prior arrangement through the club Centre car park for Blue Badge Holders. The entrance for vehicles is from Stenhouse Avenue / Fords Road.

Toilet Facilities

Toilet facilities for disabled spectators are all easily accessible and the schedule of toilet provision at each level is as follows:

1 disabled unisex WC

Refreshment Facilities

The Cafe is based the Fords Road end access to that end can be gained by use of the running track.


Pricing Policy

For Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale FC controlled events, wheelchair disabled spectators pay a concession price with one companion (if required) admitted free of charge. Ambulant disabled spectators pay allocated ticket price and, if required, one companion will be admitted free of charge. Where control over the availability of matchday tickets is under the control of the club, the pricing policy will be determined by the club.

Guide Dogs


Guide Dogs will be permitted in the stadium by prior arrangement with club. In order to provide sufficient room and comfort for the dogs numbers will be restricted.


Emergency Evacuation

Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale FC recognises that the safety and welfare of spectators is paramount in the successful operation of the Enclosure. It has to plan carefully for every eventuality and emergency evacuation procedures have been developed by stadium management in consultation with the City of Edinburgh Council in accordance with the Safety of Sportsgrounds Act.

The evacuation plan will depend on the location of any incident and the location of wheelchair positions. Spectators are requested at all times to follow the directions and advice of the appointed stewards.

Disabled Access Enquiries

If you have any queries not covered by the above information, please contact Thomas G Smith hutchisonvale@gmail.com and we will be pleased to help.


Medical Risk Assessment and Medical Plan


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This document combines the Medical Risk Assessment and Medical Plan. It addresses:


  • Organisation and infrastructure relating to medical matters ;
  • Identifiable risks and how these are controlled;
  • General provisions for medical care.


Infrastructure and Organisation


Access for Emergency Vehicles


Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale’s  ground at Saughton Enclosure  is accessible by public road from Fords Road via Stenhouse Avenue would permit direct access for emergency vehicles to the pitch and stand.


First Aid Facilities


The principal first aid room is within the home changing room area but is directly accessible from the corridor and does not require access through either dressing room or any other room.


It contains basic first aid equipment, a defibrillator, box splints sterile gauze couch and has a running water supply. There are toilets (including a disabled toilet) within the dressing room area.


Organisation and Personel

Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale  (“the club”) has an association with a Doctor for advice and guidance on all medical matters. The Doctor is in attendance for major matches (where attendance is greater than 1000 is anticipated). The club also ensures that there is at least one qualified First Aid staff member present at all matches and a qualified physiotherapist


There is an announcer present at every home match. This person will be located at the entrance to the dressing rooms and is the focal point for co-ordination of messages during the match. He/she will make any safety announcements and will have immediate access to a telephone to communicate with others including the emergency services to ensure expedited management of ant health and safety issues.

Identifiable Medical Risks


  1. Injury to players


  • Description

The most likely source of a medical issue is the injury to players during the normal course of the match. This can cover the spectrum of minor injury which is treated pitchside before the player returns to the game to serious injury requiring immediate intervention and hospitalisation.


  • Current arrangements


The club will ensure that there is a qualified sports first-aider present at all matches. A stretcher is available in the dressing rooms which will allow removal of players from the pitch to the first aid room in the dressing rooms if the player requires assistance to leave the pitch.


The nearest accident department is at the Royal Infirmary Edinburgh, which is 30 minutes from the ground under normal traffic conditions.The first-aider looking after an injured player will make arrangements through the Ground Co-ordinator either to arrange transport for a player to the infirmary for further assessment or to call the emergency services if immediate medical care is required on pitch or  at pitch side.


The risk of injury to players does not vary significantly between normal and major matches and this assessment applies to all matches.


1.3 Assessment


The current arrangements are satisfactory but it is recommended that  the procedure for removal of the player from the pitch if appropriate  and make  arrangements for onward transport are rehearsed at least annually.


  • Actions required

Annual rehearsal of arrangements as above


  • Injury to Spectators


2.1 Description


The following risk factors can be considered collectively for assessment purposes ;


  • Fire-there is identifiable risk in the dressing rooms, stand and social club. These are inspected by the local fire authorities and have automatic fire detection and alarm systems. The risk as assessed is small for these areas and negligible for open areas of the ground.
  • Structural Failure-the identifiable source of risk is the stand structure. This is of modern structure and is regularly inspected. The risk is considered negligible under normal circumstances to slight in high winds.
  • Evacuation-There is negligible risk under normal operating conditions rising to moderate in a “panic” situation in a match with a maximal capacity. This risk is mitigated because (a) unplanned evacuation is extremely unlikely (b) planned, orderly evacuation reduces the risk.
  • General- there is a general risk to spectators from slips, or other accidents. This is controlled by the maintenance of the ground in good condition. The risk is proportional to the number of spectators.


  • Current Arrangements


Direct injury from fire and structural failure has been reduced to acceptable levels by the inspection and maintenance required by the local authorities. In the event that there was a risk of structural failure this would be controlled by closing off  the affected area of the ground or cancellation of the match.


Other risks are proportional to the attendance. The club will ensure that there are additional first aid staff present for matches where more than 500 spectators are expected. The precise arrangements will be agreed in discussions with the police, and first aid suppliers.


  • Assessment


Arrangements are considered adequate for all foreseeable risks.


  • Actions Required




  • Illnes


  • Description


There is general risk of illness whenever there are gatherings of people. There are no identifiable risk factors which suggest that players and spectators at a match are at greater risk of illness except the established risks that can be associated with any situation in which there is potential stress (e.g., heart  attacks in those with pre-existing risk factors).


  • Current Arrangements


Immediate care is the same as for physical injury. Anyone becoming ill will be made comfortable and the condition assessed by a first aider or doctor. In an emergency an ambulance will be called –DIAL 999-otherwise advice can be obtained from NHS 24 – DIAL 08454 24 24 24.


  • Assessment


Current arrangements are satisfactory.


  • Actions Required




General Medical Provisions


The following personnel must be present at each home match ;

  • At least one qualified sports first aider ;
  • A ground co-ordinator to act as the single point of communication


Where there is an anticipated attendance of greater than 500, in addition to the above ;

  • Attendance by a club doctor is advised ;
  • Additional first aid provision should be provided by request from the first aid service providers.


The club doctor is responsible for advising on equipment to be present in the first aid room and in the medical bags available to sports first aiders and the sports first aiders are responsible for checking that the equipment is present and in good order.


The team must be accompanied by a sports first aider at all matches, including away matches.



Mandatory Review Date (to be reviewed and published annually)


Review Date – 1st July 2018 –



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Supporter and Customer Charter


Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale  Football Club is a member of the East of Scotland  Football League.

We recognise the commitment we owe to our supporters and the policies below lay out the Club’s continuing commitment to not only supporters but also to the wider community and the environment. This charter is designed to improve standards of customer relations between Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale Football Club and its supporters.

Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale Football Club (“The Club”) is committed to delivering the very highest standards of service to all supporters and customers.

The Club recognises the special bond between the Club and its supporters. It recognises and respects the invaluable contribution the supporters have made in the past and continue to make to the life of the Club. As such, the Club will make every effort to ensure that its policies and practices are open, accessible and communicated as effectively as possible with its supporters.

The Club will annually conduct a review of its Customer Charter, making changes in accordance with the recommendations put forward from the various groups and from guidelines received from the relevant governing bodies. The Club reserves the right to make amendments at short notice to this policy but all changes will be communicated to supporters through the Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale Football Club website.

Key Issues Contained In This Charter

  1. Accessibility
  2. Matchday
  3. Loyalty and Membership
  4. Consultation and Information
  5. Community Activity
  6. Merchandise
  7. Staff Conduct
  8. Customer Service
  9. Accessibility

Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale Football Club is committed to providing a high quality customer experience which is accessible to the widest possible audience.

1.1. Concessions are available for persons over 60 years of age and for junior supporters under 16 years of age. The Club may on occasions request proof of eligibility.

1.2. The Club will provide free access for supporters with registered disabilities and their carers. Supporters with registered disabilities may apply for a free season ticket if they so wish.

1.3. There are a small number of restricted view seats in the Stand, but the majority of the seating offers an unrestricted view to supporters. (Our meaning of “restricted view” is where you have to move to gain an unrestricted view. Movement of the head to the side to gain a view is not considered a restricted view.)

1.4. The Club offers reduced admission to replays of abandoned games.

  • If a match is abandoned after spectators are admitted to the ground, but before kick-off, spectators are entitled to free admission to the re-arranged match.
  • If a match is abandoned after kick-off and before half-time, spectators are entitled to reduced admission to the rearranged match.

(In both the instances above supporters will be given a voucher/ticket upon leaving the ground which they must present at the rearranged game in order to qualify for any agreed discount)

  • Admission reductions will not be given if a game is abandoned after half time.
  • Refunds are not given under any circumstance.

1.5. The club will where-ever possible set admission prices for Scottish Lowland Football League games in line with the minimum price enforced by the SLFL. The club will not charge supporters over and above this rate. The Cub however reserves the right to review admission charges and amend at short notice if necessary. If this happens supporters will be kept fully informed via the Clubs website.

1.6. Setting of admission prices for Cup-Ties is subject to the approval of the, SLFL, SFA, Cup sponsor, and/or visiting club. The Club will also take account of the competition, status of the away Club and the stage of the Competition when determining Cup Tie prices.

1.7. Tickets will only be sold in advance for games for which a crowd of over 2,000 is

expected. Season Ticket holders will have the first opportunity to buy such tickets before they are made available for the general public. Consultation will take place with Away clubs to agree the ticket allocation which they will get allocated.

1.8. Lothian Hutchison Vale Football Club will not charge home or visiting supporters for admission to the stand within saughton Enclosure, but reserve the right to change this at short notice.

  1. Matchday

At all times Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale Football Club will endeavour to provide a safe and enjoyable atmosphere for watching football.

2.1. The Club will provide a safe and trouble free environment for all spectators and shall ensure that the quality of service provided is of the highest standard possible.

2.2. Lothian Thistle Hutchison ValeFootball Club will provide an appropriate number of Stewards for all home games. These Stewards will be identifiable as they will wear high visibility jackets or waste-coats.

2.3. Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale Football Club will endeavour to make available hot and cold snacks for all home games.

2.4.Lothian Thistle Hutchison ValeFootball Club have produced a separate Spectator Safety Policy , Health and Safety Policy ,Stadium Regulations, Contingency Plan and Stewards Code of Practice. These documents will be used by the Club to ensure spectator safety is of the highest quality possible during match days.

2.5. Any individual who is found to be in breach of the Ground Regulations are likely to be ejected from the Ground. In extreme cases the individual may face the withdrawal of their Season Ticket, banning from the Ground and potential prosecution under the Criminal Law (Consolidation) (Scotland) Act, 1995 as amended by the Crime and Disorder Act, 1998 or the Public Order Act, 1986.

2.6. In return the Club will expect all Spectators to refrain from foul and abusive language, taunts or gestures. In addition racist or obscene behaviour of any kind will not be tolerated and any Spectator finding an individual breaking these policies should contact the nearest Club Steward.

  1. Loyalty and Membership

3.1. The Club recognises the loyalty of its Supporters and Season Ticket Holders. At the beginning of each season the Club will run an “early-bird” scheme where Season Tickets will be offered at a discounted rate if purchased before a specific date.

3.2. The Club will offer a similar discount for membership fees if paid at the same time as the “early-bird” season ticket.

  1. Consultation and Information

Regular two-way communication with supporters, customers, suppliers, partners, shareholders, the media and the local community remains a priority focus for Lothian Hutchison Vale CC Football Club.

4.1. The Club welcomes open consultation from its customers and welcomes all feedback, comments and suggestions. This can be conveyed to any committee member, sent to the Club in writing, or emailed to the following email address:

4.2. The Club will give due consideration to all feedback, comments and suggestions implementing change where appropriate.

4.3. The Club will communicate regularly with supporters and customers, informing them of new developments, policies, fixtures and price changes, promotions and new product launches. This will be done in the main through the Club’s official web site.

4.4. The Club will establish and maintain effective partnerships with all sectors of the media and will proved local newspapers with Club and squad information regarding new signings, man of the match photos, Club statistics and all other related articles of media interest.

4.5. The Club will maintain its official web site www.lothianthistlefc.co.uk  www.hutchisonvale.com with the latest information regarding match fixtures, cancellations, match reports, and all other related information.

4.6. The Club will publicise its position on major policy issues in the Club matchday programme, through the official Club web site, and where applicable through press releases.

4.7. The Club will advertise the date of its annual general meeting on the Club web site and in the local newspaper.

4.8. In line with the Clubs constitution committee members will be elected by the Club members at annual general meetings.

4.9. In line with the Club constitution members have the right to call for an extraordinary annual general meeting if they feel the requirement to do so.

  1. Community Activity

The Club recognises the role it can play in generating and supporting activity both in the local community and the wider football community.

5.1. The Club supports local charities and worthy causes allowing appropriate Matchday collections and working with local groups.

5.2. The Club supports local community and schools events that promote youth football and grass roots football.

5.3. The Club will support visits by charities carrying out events

5.4. The Club will support pre-arranged Ground Tours to all interested parties and groups, especially school children.

5.5. Whenever possible and appropriate the Club will promote issues such as anti-racism, drug and crime. The Club supports the aims of leading initiatives such as ‘Show Racism the Red Card’ to tackle problems of racism in the game and has its own policy against racism.

5.6. The Club continues to support community events through visits and appearances of the Football Players and Management where possible.

5.7. Each season the Club will invite local junior Football Clubs to home games for a pre-match mini-training session with a Lothian Hutchison Vale CC Football Club Coach, and thereafter welcome them and their parents to then stay as guests of the Club to watch the match.

5.8. For each home game the match sponsor will be invited to have a match mascot(s). A match mascot(s) will be sourced by other means wherever possible if not available from the match sponsor.

  1. Merchandise

6.1. The Club will publicise and advertise the dates of new replica kit introductions in advance of the scheduled launch date. Details of this launch date will be available from the website and other media releases.

6.2. Both home and away replica strip designs will normally have a life span of at least two seasons, unless changes are enforced due to contractual obligations, sponsorship issues, or availability of make\model of the strips.

6.2. The Club will only charge what it believes to be a fair price for the sale of replica kits and other associated merchandising items.

6.3. The Club will make available for purchase all Club merchandising on the official Club web site, or at the Ground on match days or at other suitable locations and times.

6.4. The Club offers refunds on all merchandise in accordance with its legal obligations. Customers should note washing instructions, especially on replica team jerseys, where these should be washed at a low temperate ~30 degrees c, and never tumble dried as this will crack the sponsors printing. Customers should also recognise that the printing of sponsors logos and team badge will eventually fade from the original art-work.

6.5. The Club will not knowingly buy goods from any supplier or manufacturer who does not comply fully with the labour, safety and other relevant laws of the countries of manufacture with respect to minimum wages, hours of work, overtime, sick pay and holiday entitlement.

6.6. Customers of Club merchandise who make purchase must agree to all terms and conditions of the sale, and accept responsibility for following guidance relating to washing instructions.

  1. Staff Conduct

7.1. The Club is committed to eliminating discrimination. We will not tolerate sexual or racially based harassment or other discriminating behaviour and will work to ensure that such behaviour is met with appropriate disciplinary action in whatever context it occurs. The Club has a separate Anti Discrimination Policy.

7.2. It is the policy of the Club that there should be equal opportunity for all. This applies to external recruitment, internal appointment, terms of employment, conditions of service and opportunity for training and promotion regardless of sex, marital status, creed, colour, race, age, disability, sexual orientation or ethnic or national origin. The Club is committed to the development and promotion of such equality of opportunity. The policy also applies equally to the treatment of our customers, clients and suppliers. The Club has a separate Disability Discrimination Policy..

  1. Customer Service

All Lothian Hutchison Vale CC Football Club committee members and personnel are responsible for ensuring that the very highest standards of customer service and customer care are maintained.

8.1. The Club respect the right of every supporter and customer to be treated with the up most courtesy and respect at all times by all Lothian Hutchison Vale CC Football Club personnel. The Club has a separate Stewards Code of Conduct document.

8.2. The Club strives to provide value for money in all areas.

8.3. The Club aims to respond promptly to any contact from a customer.

8.4. To avoid confusion Lothian Hutchison Vale CC Football Club would prefer that all requests/complaints/comments or suggestions, are made in writing by letter. We will endeavour to provide a full response within 14 days.

8.5. In the first instance all correspondence should be addressed to the Club Secretary.

8.6. In the event that you feel your complaint has not been dealt with promptly or satisfactorily by the Club Secretary, you have the further right to progress directly through the Club Chairman, who has overall responsibility for the Customer Charter.

All correspondence should be addressed to the following;



Lothian Hutchison Vale CC FC

31 Clermiston Place



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Mandatory Review Date (To be reviewed and published annually).

Review Date:              __1st July 2019__



Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale  Football Club


Unacceptable Conduct Policy

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Lothian Hutchison Vale CC Football Club is a member of the East of Scotland Football League

Lothian Hutchison Vale CC Football Club will not tolerate unacceptable conduct from the Clubs employees, committee members, players or supporters at Saughton Enclosure or at any other away football stadia.

Unacceptable Conduct Policy

Lothian Hutchison Vale CC Football Club aims to create and maintain an environment where spectators can enjoy the game of football, safe in the knowledge that they are free from all forms of harassment, abuse, unacceptable or disorderly conduct.

This policy applies for any football matches or events within Saughton Enclosure or at any away ground fixtures.


Unacceptable conduct is conduct which is violent or disorderly. Conduct is violent where there is:

Actual, attempted or threatened physical violence against a person or persons

Intentional damage to property.

Disorderly conduct involves any activity which stirs up or sustains, or is likely, or is designed to stir up or sustain hatred or ill will against or towards individuals or groups of people because of:



Colour, race, nationality (including citizenship) or ethnic or national origin

Membership or presumed membership, of a religious group or of a social or cultural group with perceived religious affiliation

Sexual orientation

Transgender identity


Using threatening, abusive or insulting words or conduct both verbal and non verbal

Displaying writing or any other item which is threatening, abusive or insulting.


Lothian Hutchison Vale CC Football Club condemns racism in any form, either on or off the pitch.

Lothian Hutchison Vale CC Football Club aims to create and maintain a working and spectating environment free from racial harassment and abuse. Everyone connected with

Lothian Hutchison Vale CC Football Club has a responsibility to prevent racial harassment or abuse.

A racist incident is defined by

Lothian Hutchison Vale CC Football Club as any incident that is perceived to be racist by the victim, or any other person. Racial harassment is defined by

Lothian Hutchison Vale CC Club to be any verbal, physical, written or visible abuse that is based on a person’s race, ethnic background, colour, nationality, language or cultural background – and is considered to be unwanted, unacceptable and offensive to the person.

Proven racial harassment or abuse will lead to action being taken against spectators and will be reported to the police and may result in a life ban from

Lothian Hutchison Vale CC Football Club.

Lothian Hutchison Vale CC Football Club will give their full support to the police in any criminal actions.

All employees, committee members, players and servants of the Club have a responsibility to make it clear that such behaviour by anyone connected with

Lothian ThistleHutchison Vale  Football Club is unacceptable.

Supporters should also note that racist taunts and abusive or threatening behaviour will not be tolerated by

Lothian ThistleHutchison Vale  Football Club and will be encouraged to condemn and report such behaviour.

Any supporters (home or visiting) behaving in this way will face eviction from the ground and their actions will be reported to the police. Season ticket holders who conduct themselves in this manner face having their season ticket revoked and all spectators face the prospect of a life ban from Saughton Enclosure

Lothian Hutchison Vale  fully supports and will promote the Show Racism the Red Card Campaign, details of which can be found at www.srtrc.org.

Sectarianism – Kick Out Bigotry the Pledge

Scottish football fans have earned a word wide reputation for their enthusiastic and good-natured support of the national team. While most fans follow club football in a responsible way, there are occasions where individuals are intent on causing trouble, using football as an excuse for bigoted and unacceptable behaviour.

By working together to remove bigotry from out football grounds we can demonstrate that Scottish football fans and in particular

Lothian Hutchison Vale CC Football club supporters:

Respect people of all backgrounds and celebrate the multicultural society that Scotland has become in the 21st Century

Want their football clubs, and the support for their clubs, to reflect the diversity of modern Scottish society and

Are as passionate about their football clubs as they are about their national team.

Lothian Hutchison Vale CC Football Club supports the pledge at www.kickoutbigotry.org/pledge, and the Club encourage all

Lothian Hutchison Vale CC Football Supporters to also sign the Kick Out Bigotry Pledge.



Removal from saughton enclosure or away stadium

Suspension from attending home matches involving

Lothian Hutchison Vale CC Football Club

Indefinite ban from attending home matches involving

Lothian Hutchison Vale CC Football Club

Suspension or ban from holding

Lothian Hutchison Vale CC Football Club membership

Suspension or ban from the

Lothian Hutchison Vale CC Football Club Committee

Suspension or ban as a Player or Coach from the

Lothian Hutchison Vale CC Football Club

Report to the police and possible criminal proceedings.


Everyone associated with the Club has a responsibility to prevent and discourage any form of abuse and as such are responsible not only for their own actions but also those of others. We would therefore encourage everyone to bring to the Club’s attention, any incident or behaviour, of individuals or groups of individuals, deemed to be in breach of this policy.


Whilst it is appreciated that behaviour such as that listed above involves the minority of individuals in our society,

Lothian Hutchison Vale CC Football Club wishes to ensure that we continue to maintain the highest standards both on and off the field of play and that the name

Lothian Hutchison Vale CC Football Club’ is associated with good and sporting behaviour at all times.

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Review Date:              _1st July 2019




  1. All matches are played in accordance with the Rules and Regulations of the SFA, and where applicable, the Regulations of FIFA/UEFA Competitions.
  2. Lothian Hutchison vale FC reserves the right to change its advertised fixtures without prior notice and without liability.
  3. Tickets allocated by Lothian Hutchison vale FC are issued on the condition that no holder shall sell on. The Club reserves the right to cancel this ticket and to retain the money paid.
  4. In the event of the match being abandoned, you would be entitled to a discount for the re-arranged fixture.
  5. In the event of an all ticket match being postponed for any reason, the ticket will be valid for the re-arranged fixture.
  6. All children entering the Ground under the age of 5 receive free admission.
  7. Unauthorised persons are not permitted to enter the field of play or any other place specified by the Club or Police.
  8. All media representatives present must maintain accreditation issued by a Club Official.
  9. Only persons authorised by the Club are permitted to sell items, i.e. Merchandise within the grounds.
  10. Unnecessary noise that is likely to cause confusion or nuisance is not permitted in any part of the Ground.
  11. The use of threatening behaviour, foul or abusive language is strictly FORBIDDEN. Racial, sectarian, homophobic or discriminatory abuse or chanting is also forbidden and is considered as unacceptable conduct and may result in arrest and a lifetime ban from regulated football matches.
  12. Please note that it is an offence punishable by law for any person to enter or attempt to enter the ground:
    • Whilst in possession of a prohibited container which is or was capable of holding liquid and which if thrown would be capable of causing injury to another person.
    • Whilst in possession of alcohol or intoxicated
    • Whilst in possession of any article or substance whose main purpose is the emission of a flare for purposes of illuminating or signalling or the emission of smoke or a visible gas. and pyrotechnics
    • Any article which is a firework. And all persons entering the ground may be searched by the police.
  13. On no account will admission be granted to a person who is subject of a current Football Banning Order.
  14. Banners, or other articles which could, or might be used as a weapon, or to cause annoyance or unnecessary obstruction or offence, are not permitted within the ground
  15. All persons entering this Ground are subject to the condition that they may be required to be searched.
  16. Under no circumstances is it permitted to throw any objects which may cause injury or offence whether on to the pitch or track or otherwise.
  17. At all times, the right of admission is reserved by the Club and in general no transfers within the Ground are allowed. Spectators found in the wrong area amid opposing fans may be ejected.