The SSCFA is delighted to support the Football Association’s new RESPECT Programme, launched in August 2008 and aimed at improving standards of behaviour both on the pitch and from the sidelines
The following aspects of the campaign will be of particular relevance to Shropshire schools and colleges.
Captains. Team captains are responsible for assisting the referee in managing the players. In particular, the captain should ensure that his team always respects the decisions of the referee and conducts itself to a high standard. For further information and advice on the captain’s role, please clickhere.
Young Players. Schools and colleges are asked to draw the attention of all young players to the FA’s Code of Conduct for Young Players which can be found here
Coaches. Young players cannot be expected to behave appropriately unless the accompanying adults set a proper example and, to that end, team coaches are also reminded of their responsibilities. Please click here
Parents and Spectators must also play their part and have too often been a negative influence in the past. For advice on the role that they can play, please click here
Spectators’ Areas. Where possible the SSCFA encourages schools and colleges to operate Spectators’ Areas in order to keep spectators back from the touchlines. Research suggests that this helps to improve behaviour both on and off the pitch. Please click here for further information on Spectators Areas.
Please click here for the Home Page of the FA Respect Programme