Club Welfare Officer


Name - Vanda Wellock

Mobile No - 07876 383 917

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I have been a member of Ashton on Mersey Golf Club since 2019.
I am a retired nurse and midwife.
I have 3 grown up children and 3 grandchildren.
I have an interest in the safety and wellbeing of young people and vulnerable adults.
I am Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checked and updated myself with Safe Guarding and Child Protection Courses to fulfil this role

Ashton on Mersey Golf Club hits the mark with national golf accreditation for safeguarding

Ashton on Mersey Golf Club in Sale, Greater Manchester, who are backing the drive to grow the game, has achieved the SafeGolf club accreditation from England Golf.

Ashton on Mersey Golf Club has just received the SafeGolf award , demonstrating the club’s commitment to safeguarding children and young people, as well as adults at risk in the sport of golf.

Club Captain, John Lyall who led the club’s push to SafeGolf, said: “Ashton on Mersey is a great club, it’s very friendly, welcoming and forward-thinking. This award helps us to spread that message and to tell people that children are safe and secure here and that we understand about beginner golfers.”

SafeGolf is a partnership of UK golf bodies committed to promoting a safe and positive environment for all those participating, working and volunteering in the sport of golf.

The SafeGolf partnership consists of members from the golfing bodies across Great Britain & Ireland and has been established to help golf respond to the issue of child protection in sport. Its mission is to safeguard the welfare of children and young people, as well as adults at risk, in the sport of golf.

SafeGolf is firstly, a website – – through which anyone with a concern about the welfare of a player, or the behaviour or practice of a coach, volunteer, organiser, parent or a player, can contact the lead safeguarding officer at their national governing body.

Secondly, it is the safeguarding standard England Golf will promote to all their affiliated clubs to ensure all clubs provide a safe and positive experience to children and young people whilst playing golf. The PGA are also using the standards to apply to all their PGA professional Coaches.

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