Respect

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Respect is a programme of activities designed by The FA to combat unacceptable behaviour in our game at every level – both on the pitch and from the sidelines.

It features practical steps to positively influence every game throughout the country, as well as an integrated education programme and awareness campaign.

Addressing unacceptable behaviour was the No.1 priority emerging from the biggest opinion survey to date of grassroots football in England.

Respect is the collective responsibility of everyone involved in football to create a fair, safe and enjoyable environment in which the game can take place. 

The scheme is important for the health of the beautiful game in this country. When successfully promoted, it will enable leagues and clubs to recruit and retain more referees, players and teams by providing a more enjoyable playing environment.

The FA’s Respect programme provides tools for clubs from grassroots to elite football – to help ensure a safe, positive environment in which to play the game. 

Sheffield & Hallamshire County FA are delighted that most leagues in the region have signed up to the FA Respect Programme. We are here to provide advice, guidance and information to both clubs and leagues.

Club Respect Resources

The FA Respect Barriers scheme assists clubs with the purchase of appropriate barriers for implementation of the Respect programme at club venues and facilities. Click here for more information.

Respect Downloads

The Respect Toolkit is available for download and will help you promote respect and fair play in your club. Click here

Youth Club Respect Guide. Find out what your youth football club needs to do to keep our beautiful game beautiful. Click here

Adult Club Respect Guide. What your football club should be doing to stamp out the ugly side of football. Click here

A full range of other Respect resources are available for clubs to download and utilise. Click here

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