Brighton players get sexual consent training
Brighton players get sexual consent trainingGetty

Championship club Brighton Hove Albion offers sexual consent training to young footballers.

Players at the Amex will have to undergo legal training about sexual relations and the line between consensual sex and rape.

Ethics questions are also included in the course entitled Prevent, Inform, Protect (PIP), which is designed to prevent incidents which can ruin a player's reputation.

It comes after four current and former Seagulls players were cleared in 2013 of voyeurism and sexual assault, in an incident involving a teenage woman, aged 19.

Focus has been placed firmly upon the dark side of sex in football by the Ched Evans controversy, in which the Sheffield Utd player was jailed for rape but continued to proclaim innocence.

Brighton is the second club to give its players PIP training, behind fellow Championship outfit Reading FC.

The firm reportedly providing the training will be run by an ex-police officer from Liberton Investigations and a charity for rape victims, called Lifecentre.

IBTimes UK has contacted Brighton Hove Albion FC and is awaiting a comment.