Bessacarr FC & The FA Respect Campaign

Bessacarr FC, Cantley Park, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN4 6HR - Email [email protected]

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At Bessacarr FC we are huge fans of 'Respect' which is the FA’s programme to address unacceptable behaviour in football – on and off the pitch. Thousands of referees quit football every year at because of the abuse they receive from players and from the sidelines. Lots of children also pack it in because of the attitude and actions of over-enthusiastic and pushy parents.


In response, The FA’s Respect programme provides a series of tools for leagues, clubs, coaches, Referees, players and parents from grassroots to elite football to ensure a safe, positive environment in which to enjoy the game.


These tools include agreed codes of conduct, in-service training for Referees, Respect club packs, spectator sideline barriers funded by the Football Foundation and ensuring captains work with referees to manage player behaviour.


The FA has also launched a free online Respect Parent Guide to highlight examples of poor behaviour and, more importantly, how it can be improved. To see the Guide for Parents and carers click here.


FA research shows that more than 7,000 youngsters have hung up their boots over the last two years due to pressure from the sidelines, while a massive 98 percent of grassroots referees had been verbally abused from the touchlines.


We need to act NOW and stamp out this negative behaviour. Please support Bessacarr FC with Respect.


To see the FA's complete Respect online support pack please click here