The FA Respect programme aims to allow referees to officiate and players to participate in matches without being subjected to abuse by other players, coaches, parents or spectators. It is an issue for the whole of football and everyone needs to take responsibility for their actions to ensure a positive environment in which football is enjoyed by all.
After each fixture, Referees will award a maximum of 10 points to each team for the respect they have shown throughout their game. The points are then put into a table so teams can see where they stand in the table throughout the season. The team with the most points at the end of the season will be awarded the SDFL Respect Trophy.
Below are a few resources which you may find useful:
- Respect Posters – Who do you want to be this season?
- Parents and Carers Tips
- Respect Captain’s Guide
- Respect Codes of Conduct (including one for Young Players, Spectators & Parents/Carers, Coaches/Team Managers & Club Officials, Match Officials, Adult Players)
Premiership Respect Table
Championship Respect Table
Division 1 Respect Table