Why football needs Respect
The FA responded to concern from across the game to tackle unacceptable behaviour in
football by launching the Respect programme. It is not a short-lived campaign but an ongoing commitment to improve behaviour in football. The problem won’t be solved in the short term as we all have a lot of work to do over the seasons ahead.
As a Charter Standard club IOWJFC has adopted the Respect campaign.
One of the main aims of Respect is to help recruit and retain enough Referees for the requirements of our game at all levels. We all know that a game without a trained and impartial referee cannot be played properly. In 2008 the number of registered Referees had fallen to an all time low with many referees dropping out, mainly due to the abuse they receive on the pitch and from the sidelines. Respect aims to improve the environment of the game and so improve the experience of everyone involved – particularly Referees.
Our club, parents and players need to play their part.
Together, we can make a huge difference.
Please read the Respect guide and codes of conduct to understand how to play your part in improving the enjoyment of football for all,