The FA Respect Programme was launched in August 2008 and was The FA’s response to the largest ever consultation in grassroots football (Your Game, Your Say, Our Goal).
The top two priorities highlighted from the consultation were to stop the abuse towards referees from players, and from spectators and parents.
The Respect programme is a whole game issue which has implications in the professional game as well as in grassroots football. After a large scale pilot the four main themes of the programme in grassroots football were set as follows:
1. Codes of Conduct
2. Referee managing the game
3. Captains taking more responsibility
4. Use of designated spectator areas
The FA Respect Programme is one of the key milestones outlined in the FA Vision of how to change the face of football. It is a long term programme which has been very positively received by the football community in Middlesex.
There are a range of resources available to clubs to assist them with implementing The FA RESPECT Programme which you can download by clicking here.
For more information about the FA Respect Programme please contact Leigh O’Connor (Senior Football Development Officer) on 020 8515 1925 or leigh.o’firstname.lastname@example.org.
A number of the Leagues affiliated to Middlesex FA are RESPECT Leagues, which means they have committed to implementing the four themes of the RESPECT Programme and cascaded them to their clubs and referees, through club briefings, referee training programmes and additional activities. These Leagues are:
Harrow Youth Football League
Harrow Soccer Sevens Combination
West Middlesex & Hayes Youth League
Capital Girls' League
Middlesex County Football League
Middlesex PAN Disability League
Chiswick and District Sunday League