As part of the Leicestershire & Rutland Respect Week of Action, 24th February to 4th March, we are delighted to announce two major partners and events as part of the week of campaigning.
Firstly, on Saturday 3rd March, 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.
Secondly, on Sunday 4th March, the counties respect Champion site, Judgemeadow Community College, will host a Respect Showcase Event. Working alongside The FA and local leagues, this event will showcase a player centred environment, along with 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.
Sam McMahon, Football Development Officer at Judgemeadow CC, said: “Judgemeadow CC are delighted to be chosen as one of the trial sites to promote the FA’s respect programme".
"The resources given to us are substantial and reinforce a very clear and positive message, you cannot enter the site, get changed or get to the pitches without seeing at least 5 respect banners and this repetition of the message will surely impact on the players, coaches and parents of all the teams vising the site whether directly as part of a team talk or conversation or subliminally".
"The message is simple, respect the official, the opponents and yourselves and the game will be a good one”
These two events will fall with the Leicestershire & Rutland Respect Week of Action, which is taking place between 24th February – 4th March 2018. The week will have focus on educating all stakeholders in the game on how they can play their part in Creating a Player Centred Environment for young players.
We will be making further announcements about the Respect Week of Action shortly, but in the meantime please click here for more information.
Creating a Player Centred Environment in Youth Football starts with you, and we invite you to #PlayYourPart.