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"We Only Do Positive"

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"We Only Do Positive" - Why we lead on Respect

To kick off the 2018/19 youth football season, The Football Association [The FA] has announced a renewed focus on the Respect campaign as it enters its ten year anniversary.

Originally launched in the 2008/09 season, the campaign’s new mantra of ‘We Only Do Positive’ aims to improve behaviour on touchlines across the country by raising awareness of Respect amongst a new generation of parents, coaches, volunteers and players.

The campaign follows extensive research carried out during the 2017/18 season to understand the effect of negative behaviour at football matches from Under 7s to Under 18s level more clearly, focusing on where Respect interventions would be most effective.

‘We Only Do Positive’ is The FA’s new strategic approach to emphasise the role of parents and coaches whilst highlighting the importance of positive behaviours and environments – both on and off the pitch – for young footballers involved in mini-soccer and youth football.

The FA’s Respect campaign aims to educate parents and coaches on their roles in creating a fun, safe and inclusive environment for players to ensure the campaign is embraced throughout the age groups and result in sustained participation from players and volunteers alike.

Football is For ALL and should be enjoyed in a safe, fun and inclusive environment, where you and I can play our part.

 
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Football is For ALL and should be enjoyed in a safe, fun and inclusive environment

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FAQs

Within your club you will have a Welfare officer, you can gain his or her details from your club secretary (if you’re not aware who this is). Please speak to them ASAP after the incident and they will be able to action the next steps, depending on the seriousness of the incident.

Someone who promotes all the behaviours (for example fairness, integrity, inclusion and leadership). This could be someone within a club or league and is not a formal role. Why not have more than one!

Yes, there is a Respect equipment scheme which the FA delivers in partnership with the Football Foundation. You can visit by clicking here.

Devon FA would love to hear some positive work being carried out for Respect. We are on social media so please send your messages simply use our Twitter handle and engage using #ForRespect. Share your message and a picture. Please note, if you are taking pictures of children and using for social media, consent will need to be given by the child’s parent/guardian/carer.

Please contact the Respect Champion or County Welfare officer at Devon FA. We would be happy to hear your ideas and can provide you with some constructive feedback.

Everyone is responsible and should play their part in creating safe, fun and inclusive environments. No matter what your role is, let’s work together to unite the game.

Yes, absolutely. Devon FA is happy to work with individuals/groups that wish to champion Respect. Please send details of your workshop to your Respect contact.

Get In Touch

Respect Officer

By Phone: 01626 325917

By Email: jason.haywood@devonfa.com

For the national FA please contact Respect@thefa.com