Respect is a key programme for the FA and contributes towards Goal 2 (Raising Standards) within the FA National Game Strategy. The National Game Strategy involved the single biggest review ever undertaken of grassroots football involving 16,000 stakeholders from all aspects of the game. This was followed up in North Riding CFA through online questionnaires and interactive consultation workshops and the top priority both nationally and locally is to tackle abusive touchline behaviour and abuse towards referees.
The North Riding County FA will support Clubs to integrate the four key messages of the Respect Programme. These are:
Step 1: Codes of conduct for players, referees, coaches and spectators which sets down basic principles that everyone must sign and adhere to.
Step 2: Designated Spectators’ Areas defined by touchline barriers to keep spectators back from the pitch.
Step 3: Captains taking responsibility for their players and becoming the main point of contact for the referee.
Step 4: Referees managing the game and dealing with any open show of dissent.
If you have any Respect queries please contact the North Riding County FA Welfare Officer:
T: 01642 717778
M: 07702 736701