RESPECT FC - JOIN TODAY
Let's all club together and show the people ruining our game what they're up against.
Join Respect F.C. and for every member, the FA will put more money into saving footy.
FA RESPECT CAMPAIGN CONTINUES
The FA is responding to a plea from grassroots football to tackle unacceptable behaviour in football.
Respect aims to bring the fun back to football for young players. Parents and coaches pushing too hard and pressurising impressionable children for three points is having a negative impact on their development and enjoyment of the game.
Respect also aims to tackle the mass drop-out of referees from football due to abuse. 7,000 referees dropped out
of the game last season which has led to the number of match officials hitting its lowest level to date.
• 98% of referees have been verbally abused and 27% have been physically abused.
• One in three grassroots matches are now played without a qualified match official.
• 846 grassroots matches were abandoned last year due to unacceptable behaviour from players and/or spectators.
• Parents and coaches want role models in the elite game to provide a positive example to young players
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