The FA and CFAs - Respect


Why we lead on Respect

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 County FA and we want to ensure that the match day environments played here are memorable for the right reasons. It’s all about creating the best possible football experiences.

Across our county there are so many people who champion 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 the game in their communities. We would like to unite the game in our county, by everyone championing Respect and coming together to positively impact one more or even many more.



With the aim of re-launching the key Respect messages, along with new Respect resources, we are running a Respect Week of Action to really focus attention on the adults role in creating a player centred environment for young players.

Below list the many ways you can get involved in the Respect Week of Action, with further announcements coming shortly. We invite you to #PlayYourPart

Saturday 24th February – Leicestershire & Rutland Inclusive League Festival (Junior)

The Respect Week of Action will kick start with the Leicestershire & Rutland Inclusive League festival, which is taking place at Aylestone Park, between 1pm – 5pm on Saturday 24th February.

Running alongside the Youth and Adult People’s Cup event, the junior festival will have a focus on showcasing an inclusive player centred environment, which is welcoming of all abilities. We invite clubs from around the county to attend the event to experience inclusive football in action and learn how you can #PlayYourPart to deliver similar activities in your own settings. 

Tuesday 27th February - County Youth Conference 2018

The conference will include expert talks and insights from; John Folwell, The FA Football Participation Manager (Youth), Nathan French, The FA National Respect Project Manager and Ian Crawley, Leicester City Football Club Academy Manager.

In addition to this, there will be plenty of networking and engagement opportunities with local stakeholders, including County FA staff, leagues and other clubs. Further exciting announcements about the conference will be made shortly. 

This FREE conference will open its doors at 6.30pm, with a planned start time of 7pm, with a finish time of 9:30pm

Deadline to book onto the conference is Tuesday 20th February. Each club is limited to a maximum of 3 delegates, with all available spaces at the conference allocated on a first come first serve basis.

To avoid disappointment, CLICK HERE to book your club delegates onto the conference now.

Wednesday 28th February – Coach CPD Event: Managing the Match Day Environment

Taking place at Judgemeadow Community College, between 6pm – 9pm, this workshop with Oadby Owls looks at how the coach can create a positive and inclusive match day environment which will engage all players in the squad throughout. It considers game strategies reflective of the age/stage development of their individual players and overall teams.

To book on this FREE event, please click here

Saturday 3rd March – Leicester City FC v Bournemouth @ King Power Stadium - Respect Focus Match!

Leicester City FC will play their part when they host AFC Bournemouth at the King Power Stadium in the Premier League. The match day will have a respect focus, with lots of activities taking place in and around the stadium to engage the clubs fans. If attending the match, have a read of the match day programme and keep an eye on big screen for further respect messages.

Sunday 4th March – Grassroots Respect Showcase Event

Working alongside The FA and local leagues, we will be delivering an event to showcase what we believe is the ideal player centred environment. This will include testing new Respect concepts and educating those in attendance on how they can play their part in helping young players fall in love with the game.

Clubs from around the county will be invited to the event, with the hope of sharing good practice and picking up new ways in which they can improve the playing environment back at their clubs.

This exciting event will be taking place at the counties recently announced FA Respect “champion” site, Judgemeadow Community College, between 9am – 4pm, and will run alongside the grassroots youth fixtures that are scheduled to be taking place at the College on the day.

More information will be communicated shortly.


Other exciting events, alongside resources and other ways you can get involved in the week of action will be released on this page very shortly.

Creating a Player Centred Environment Starts With You! We Invite You to #PlayYourPart


The FA and CFAs - Respect
Football is For ALL and should be enjoyed in a safe, fun and inclusive environment

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.

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 your 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 send details of your workshop to your Respect contact.

Get In Touch

Rachael Gallop 

Call: 0116 284 5936


For the national FA please contact

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