"We Only Do Positive"
knowing your responsibilities
"We Only Do Positive" - Why we lead on Respect
The FA’s Respect campaign was launched in the 2008/9 season after a build-up of behavioural problems in the National Game. Following its success, The FA want to spread the message of Respect even further across English football. The new campaign - ‘We Only Do Positive’ - aims to do just that.
The new campaign highlights the importance of positive behaviour towards young footballers, specifically looking at the impact parents and coaches can have. The campaign is rooted in extensive research carried out in 2017/18 to understand more clearly the effect of negative behaviour on Under 7s - Under 18s and where Respect interventions would be most effective.
The research provided clear evidence of why positivity was so important in the youth game. The stand-out insight was that 9 in 10 children played better with positive encouragement. In addition, the research highlighted that negative experiences on children had a serious adverse effect on both in their footballing ability and more widely to their enjoyment of the sport.
‘We Only Do Positive’ is a response to this research and uses an all-new strategic approach to target coaches and parents specifically around mini-soccer and youth football. It aims to promote and educate coaches and parents on their roles in creating a fun, safe and inclusive environment for all the players, ensuring they have great experiences throughout their football journey.
Matchday Observation Feedback Form
Devon FA have launched this platform to provide an opportunity for participants & spectators to feedback good & bad practice observed on match day:
SUBMIT YOUR FEEDBACK FORM HERE
We encourage anyone to feedback on this to support our work in raising standards across our game
For any queries or support, please contact email@example.com
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.
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
By Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For the national FA please contact Respect@thefa.com