Football Foundation – Respect Scheme Now Open (England)

The Football Foundation Respect scheme offers clubs, schools or leagues the opportunity to purchase packs of Respect equipment (captains’ armbands, marshals’ bibs and Respect Signage) which, if used effectively, will help to tackle issues around aggressive, sarcastic and disrespectful spectators and players and promote football. In 2018, the Respect equipment scheme helped to expose more than 500 clubs, 7,100 teams and 110,000 players to the Respect message.

This year there is a new focus on positivity, through a new campaign – “We Only Do Positive” – which focuses on parents and coaches. The FA and Football Foundation aim to ensure that all grassroots footballers are able to play in a safe, fun and inclusive environment.

Clubs, leagues and County FAs are able to apply for a voucher which offers them a 75% discount on Respect packs while stocks last. To access this, you must apply for a voucher (and have it approved) before placing an order.

This discount can only be used to purchase Off Pitch and On Pitch Respect packs.

Examples of previous beneficiaries include Hebburn Town Juniors FC hosted a “Respect Week” in Hebburn, Tyne & Wear. The club planned a number of initiatives to highlight the Respect Campaign in the game, focusing on spectators, players, coaches and officials.

Useful Links:

Respect Shop

https://www.footballfoundation.org.uk/funding-schemes/respect/

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