New Safeguarding Lead Appointed

Ahead of the FA’s Play Safe campaign this weekend, we are delighted to announce the appointment of Pete MacLeod as the Club’s new Lead Safeguarding Officer.

Pete arrives at Blundell Park after a decade working in a similar position in an educational setting and will carry on the work done by Martin George who recently retired.

Shortly after his appointment, Pete spoke to

“I’m really excited to join the Club,” he said.

“It’s clear that the Club will do everything it can to support Safeguarding within the organisation, including the Academy and the wider community.

“Moving into the EFL means that our statutory responsibilities increase, and my role initially will be to make sure we are compliant with all the requirements set by the FA and the EFL.

“If you ever have any safeguarding issues or concerns connected to Grimsby Town FC, you can email”

We would like to place on record our thanks to Martin George for the work he did for the Club in this area and wish him a very happy retirement.

Welcome to the team, Pete!

The focus of this year’s Play Safe campaign is on the key role of parents and carers in safeguarding and to raise awareness of the vital role that safeguarding plays in football.

Parents and carers are also being encouraged to take the new and free online safeguarding course specifically developed for them, which can be accessed here.

Want to learn more? You can read more about the FA’s Play Safe campaign by clicking here.


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