The Respect programme was launched at the start of the 2008/09 season. Its original objectives were;
- To recruit and retain enough referees for the demands of the game at every level.
- To reduce the number of assaults on referees
- To achieve an improvement in on- field player discipline particularly in the area of dissent to referees
- To manage a step change in youth football as to what is acceptable and unacceptable behaviour from parents and spectators. (click here for parents & spectators online guide)
There is and will remain to be plenty of work to do but there are some positives to report - so please challenge the sceptics!
- In 2007 there were 22918 referees in 2013 there are 28700. The biggest challenge is retaining a group of predominately young referee’s in the game. Over 25 % ( > 7,500) are in the age range 14 – 19.
- After 5 seasons of RESPECT all dissent cautions are down by 13%, all cautions are down by 10%, all dismissals are down by 13% and all misconduct is down by 9%. Assaults on referees are down by 7% on last season and 21% from the 2010/11 season.
- On a scale of 1-5 from over 900,000 responses, the behaviour of coaches and managers was rated 4.55 out of 5, the behaviour of players was rated 4.43 out of 5 and the behaviour of supporters was rated 4.53 out of 5.
- There is widespread agreement that the environment of youth football has improved with widespread adoption of Codes of Conduct, Touchline Barriers, Pitch side Marshalls and Respect briefings for coaches and parents.
New Resources - a number of new resources have been added to the documents below for use.
Respect Leagues Rewards Scheme – Over 450 applications were made for the Awards scheme for recognition in 2012/13. The CFA’s helped promote the scheme. Many leagues have appreciated being thanked by the FA Chairman for the work that they do and at the Silver Level many leagues have requested hospitality at forthcoming England fixtures or a FA Cup visit. The Rewards scheme will run again in 2013/14 and it is hoped that more Leagues will be encouraged to apply and to achieve higher levels of recognition.
Respect Awards – These were staged at the 2013 FA Cup Final. It’s great to be able to recognise these clubs, leagues and individuals but the main benefit is to identify a body of good practice so that we can say – ‘This is what Respect looks like…’
Respect Equipment - Those clubs wishing to request equipment should contact the Football Foundation to submit an application here: http://www.footballfoundation.org.uk/funding-schemes/respect/
Any questions concerning the Respect programme can be directed to the County Welfare Officer Ian Binks via e mail to Ian.Binks@HampshireFA.com
- Welfare Officer Code of Conduct
- Managing the Match Day Environment
- Club Marking Scheme
- Respect Captain Guide
- Respect A4 Posters
- Respect Code of Conducts
- Respect_Deons Story
- Respect_Franks Story
- Respect_Julias Story
- Respect Activity Cards
- Respect advert Are you Losing it
- Respect advert Dad stop shouting
- Respect advert No Respect no ref no game
- Respect advert Who will you be today
- Respect and Fair Play Awards
- Respect youth coaching course flyer
- Running a Parents Session