Football is For ALL and should be enjoyed in a safe, fun and inclusive environment, where you and I can play our part. Respect is an important value in life, not just football. Leading with Respect is important to our club and we want to ensure that everyone’s time with Fleur De Lys Football Club is memorable for the right reasons. It’s all about creating the best possible football experiences.

Throughout our club everyone champions the behaviours of Respect (for example fairness, integrity, inclusion and leadership) and can demonstrate how they have worked to make these behaviours a part of our approach.

We would like to unite all members of our club, and wider network by championing Respect. It is everyone’s duty to adhere to and uphold the values of The FA’s Respect programme so that we can continue to make our game, the beautiful game.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Respect programme was launched at the start of the 2008/09 season. Its original objectives were;

To recruit and retain enough referees for the demands of the game at every level.
To reduce the number of assaults on referees
To achieve an improvement in on- field player discipline particularly in the area of dissent to referees
To manage a step change in youth football as to what is acceptable and unacceptable behaviour from parents and spectators.

Please visit our documents hub for the parents & spectators online guide.

Implement The FA Codes of Conduct and promote The FA Codes of Conduct where possible (clubhouses, match day programmes, upload to the website, circulate to members in the club and/or even handouts for parents, social media promotions etc). A club can also purchase Respect branded merchandise such as Touchline Barriers as visual reminders of The FA Respect Programme. Additionally, there are Respect barriers available to purchase which has also been used by the county FA at every match, event and cup final. This is available via sportzhub, click here to view products.

Grants to offset costs are still available through the current Football Foundation respect equipment scheme.

Pitch side Marshalls and Respect briefings for coaches and parents is also encouraged – raise awareness with your own club workforce. For more information, please contact the Hampshire FA County Welfare Officer. 

A club can also host a Respect Education Workshop for your club’s workforce, parents and spectators. This presentation includes education on respect, discipline, laws of the game, social media and equality and diversity. The presentations are delivered free of charge by Hampshire FA’s County Welfare Officer.

Within our club we have a Welfare officer(s), and their details can be found on our contacts page. 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.

Your County FA would love to hear some positive work being carried out for Respect. If your County FA is on social media, simply use their 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 our club or at the County FA. They 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. County FAs are happy to work with individuals/groups that wish to champion Respect. Please contact the County Welfare Officer, details available on the Hampshire FA website.