NORFOLK FA CONTINUES SUPPORT
FOR RESPECT ACROSS YOUTH FOOTBALL
Norfolk 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 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
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.
Gavin Lemmon, Norfolk County
FA CEO said: "The
Respect campaign is important for Norfolk FA and across the country. In Youth
Football and arguably Adult Football too, positive encouragement is crucial in
giving players confidence and enabling them to develop their skills in a fun
and safe environment. The priority remains on ensuring players can flourish and
enjoy the game they love."
For more information on The FA’s Respect campaign, please