The FA and CFAs - Respect


Why we lead on Respect

Football is For ALL and should be enjoyed in a safe, fun and inclusive environment, where you and I can play our part.

Respect is an important value in life, not just football. Leading with Respect is important to our County FA and we want to ensure that the match day environments played here are memorable for the right reasons. It’s all about creating the best possible football experiences.

Across our county there are so many people who champion the behaviours of Respect (for example fairness, integrity, inclusion and leadership) and can demonstrate how they have worked to make these behaviours a part of the game in their communities. We would like to unite the game in our county, by everyone championing Respect and coming together to positively impact one more or even many more.


 sHCFA Respect Team of The month

October’s winners were selected for their great attitude towards football and ability to deal with variable situations. They have shown selflessness to help with the development other players.

The October Respect Team of the Month Winners is: Handsworth Junior Sporting Club F.C. Girls U9.

One parent gave this statement:

“After 30 years of playing football I am truly amazed how much the game has changed. I am nominating Handsworth Girls U9 because every week up to now they have shown true respect to officials and the teams they have played against.  Today for instance the girls were in a position of advantage but with nice thinking from the management and the referee Handsworth played with one less player for the whole of the second half. Not a moan or a question was made from the girls.  This would not have happened a few years ago. For me this shows great sportsmanship!”

 Sheffield & Hallamshire County Football Deputy Safeguarding Officer, Sarah Pridmore commented: “It is always great to hear when respect is being shown within the game, and teams sharing and supporting other teams is an essential benefit to the development of players. This in turn makes it more enjoyable and rewarding for all involved. Thanks for sharing this with us; I look forward to seeing other great examples of respect being shown in the coming months.

Handsworth Junior Sporting Club F.C. Girls U9 will officially be awarded Respect Team of the Month by Sheffield & Hallamshire County FA for the month of September which will include a trophy and respect goodies for the players.

To nominate a team for next month please visit:



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The FA and CFAs - Respect
Football is For ALL and should be enjoyed in a safe, fun and inclusive environment

Within your club you will have a Welfare officer, you can gain his or her details from your club secretary (if you’re not aware who this is). Please speak to them ASAP after the incident and they will be able to action the next steps, depending on the seriousness of the incident.

Someone who promotes all the behaviours (for example fairness, integrity, inclusion and leadership). This could be someone within a club or league and is not a formal role. Why not have more than one!

Yes, there is a Respect equipment scheme which the FA delivers in partnership with the Football Foundation. You can visit by clicking here.

Your County FA would love to hear some positive work being carried out for Respect. If your County FA is on social media, simply use their handle and engage using #ForRespect. Share your message and a picture. Please note, if you are taking pictures of children and using for social media, consent will need to be given by the child’s parent/guardian/carer.

Please contact the Respect Champion or County Welfare officer at your County FA. They would be happy to hear your ideas and can provide you with some constructive feedback.

Everyone is responsible and should play their part in creating safe, fun and inclusive environments. No matter what your role is, let’s work together to unite the game.

Yes, absolutely. County FAs are happy to work with individuals/groups that wish to champion Respect. Please send details of your workshop to your Respect contact.

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