WE ONLY DO POSITIVE
The FA’s National Respect campaign was launched during the 2008/09 season following a build-up of behavioural problems in the National Game.
This has naturally filtered down to the County FAs across the Country when addressing issues of behaviours displayed in Grassroots Football. The “We Only Do Positive” campaign is rooted in extensive research carried out in 2017/18 to understand more clearly the effect of negative behaviour on Under 7s - Under 18s and where Respect interventions would be most effective.
At Nottinghamshire FA, alongside standardised codes of conducts for Coaches, Spectators and Players (which should already have been adopted by Clubs), we are rolling out a new deliverable initiative alongside the formation of our Respect Working Group for the 2022/23 season – being broadly named the “Nottinghamshire FA Respect Hub”:
The deliverable Respect Workshop, available both as an online or in-person session (dependant on requirements) has 3 key identifiers, as outlined above. If one or more of these identifiers are met, Nottinghamshire FA will be in contact with Clubs or individuals to arrange and enrol them onto the necessary Respect course (there are two: one based on Clubs, one based on Individuals).
It is important for Clubs to note that throughout the season, there are several thresholds they could meet through poor discipline that would trigger an E20 charge and put them on the County FA’s radar for mandating a session. An overview of threshold sanctions for Clubs and Teams can be found HERE
Put simply, at Nottinghamshire FA we hope to ensure that Grassroots Football across the County at all levels and ages is fun, safe and an all-around positive experience for all participants. If you have any questions regarding Respect in Nottinghamshire, please email Respect@NottinghamshireFA.com