Outcomes:. Recognise what The FA Respect programme is and identify the key initiatives within the professional and national game Know how to implement Respect in your clubs Know how to sign up to Respect codes of conduct. Why Respect? .
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The aim of Respect is to address the culture of verbal
and physical abuse:
Specific aims of Respect include:
Professional Game - Five key practical steps:
National Game - Four key practical steps:
…tried and tested.
The FA worked with:
Grassroots Respect Pilots – 4 interventions
Comprehensive research programme reviewing the
Impact of the pilot.
Results demonstrated that all three measures had a positive impact on
improving behaviour. The headlines are:
Grassroots Respect – 4 interventions 08-09 season onwards:
This will be underpinned by regular feedback on behaviour from
Stakeholders and further research reviewing the ongoing impact.
Five Codes of Conduct:
Respect works by making individuals responsible and accountable for
their actions - ‘break your Code, and bear the consequences’
The sanctions are in line with current FA Disciplinary guidance and processes
Promoting the codes
- coaches, team managers & club officials
Successful designated touchline areas
Concept successfully used by:
- Don’t X the line initiative
- Rugby League
Setting up Designated Supporter Areas - Club’s responsibility:
The size of area around pitches will
dictate whether you use:
Ideally spectator areas will be;
Referees management of the designated touchline areas
Referees to check:
If there is constant disregard for the designated area:
Captain taking more responsibility
“The team captain is an
important figure in this
programme but he or she
is not immune from being
dealt with under the
powers described in
The Referee to use a stepped approach, where appropriate, to managing players:
4. Yellow Card
3. Free kick with public admonishment (this is the time referees should consider using the captain to more visibly get the message across)
2. Free Kick and
A Quiet Word
1. Free Kick
More referee’s, more players, more enjoyment for everyone?
Clubs need to understand
The Club Welfare Officer’s will play a key role including:
Leagues will provide each Club with a Respect Information Pack. The Packs
contain the following:
Working with FA Independent researchers:
Was ok, bit of shouting from a few parents and the odd ‘come on ref!’ but nothing too bad.
Managing any issues which arise? ‘come on ref!’ but nothing too bad.
Any further questions? ‘come on ref!’ but nothing too bad.
If you need any further advice/information
Respect Project Lead
Take-home Messages ‘come on ref!’ but nothing too bad.