Purple Shirts Main header

Purple Shirt Campaign

NOTTINGHAMSHIRE FA LAUNCHES PURPLE SHIRT CAMPAIGN FOR UNDER-18 REFEREES

Referees under the age of 18 in Nottinghamshire will be provided with a purple shirt from Nottinghamshire FA to wear on match days when officiating in affiliated League.

new video holder

Aims

To increase the retention of young referees across Nottinghamshire

Decrease the abuse received by young match officials on match day

Increase support offered to young match officials

Create a better environment for young referees to develop

What it is

  • All referees U18 are supplied with a purple shirt to wear on match day
  • The purple shirt is a reminder that the match officials are young and are still learning and that there is an opportunity for spectators and coaches to support them.
  • Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility and we must ensure that the referees are being looked after and treated with respect when they are present at fixtures

What you (spectators/coaches) can do to support the campaign

  • If you see a referee in a purple shirt, recognise that they are only a child and are still learning
  • Resist the urge to shout or object to the referee’s decisions
  • Treat them as if it were your child refereeing
  • Offer the referee the respect they deserve for officiating that game
  • Leave the game to the referee and players to enjoy

Purple Shirts Matter

 

Get In Touch

Melissa Burgin

Football Development Officer - Referees

E: Melissa.Burgin@NottinghamshireFA.com

T: 07944 840002

Purple Shirts footer image banner