Respect is The FA’s programme of activities to combat unacceptable behaviour in our game at every level – 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.

Respect is important for the health of the game in this country and helps each and every player to enjoy the game. 

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

Player Respect Resources

The FA provide a number of resources to promote Respect throughout football..

Below you can find Respect guides for both youth and adult players, and a special guide for captains.

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