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RESPECT 2019/20

NOTTINGHAMSHIRE FA CONTINUES SUPPORT FOR RESPECT ACROSS YOUTH FOOTBALL

NOTTINGHAMSHIRE FA CONTINUES SUPPORT FOR

RESPECT ACROSS YOUTH FOOTBALL

 

Nottinghamshire FA will continue to spread a positive message of Respect across youth football throughout the 2019/20 season and beyond.


The ‘We Only Do Positive’ campaign – part of The FA’s wider Respect initiative – will return for the beginning of the youth football season this weekend following a successful 2018/19 season helping to create a positive environment for players on- and off the pitch.

 

The campaign aims to highlight the importance of positive behavior on and off the pitch for young footballers, educating parents and coaches on their role in creating a fun, safe and inclusive environment for children to play the game.

 

Results from last season showed increased awareness of the Respect initiative amongst all grassroots participants and, in particular, within youth football, with widespread positive feedback from over 200,000 coaches and club officials and 86% saying fixtures are now being played in a positive environment.

 

The FA’s wider Respect initiative launched in the 2008 after a build-up of behavioural problems in the National Game. Other recent campaigns include 21 Days of Positivity, which was taken up by thousands of coaches across the country and supported by England Manager Gareth Southgate and players across England’s senior teams.

 

Marc Birkett, Senior Football Development Officer, said “The Respect campaign is important to Nottinghamshire FA at all levels and formats of the game. This season sees the roll out of the purple shirt campaign for U18’s which has Respect at the heart of delivery. It is important that everyone plays their part in ensuring that we create a positive learning and playing environment for all.”

 

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For more information on The FA’s Respect campaign, please visit:

http://www.thefa.com/get-involved/respect

For further information, please contact:

FA Press Office

0800 049 9901

FA Out-of-Hours Duty Phone

07983 315 692