A collective responsibility
It is the responsibility of everyone involved in football to create a fair, safe and enjoyable environment in which the game can take place.
The FA’s Respect programme provides tools for coaches, referees, volunteers and parents from grassroots to elite football – to help ensure a positive environment in which to play the game.
In Manchester our leagues are signed up to the FA Respect iniative and all FA Charter Standard Clubs endorse the programme with many embedding a specific Respect coordinator within their club or league.
Codes of conduct are already widely used in grassroots football and are mandatory for FA Charter Standard Clubs. Some codes are successful, while some are forgotten and simply not acted upon. Respect brings them to life by supporting and strengthening the codes of conduct with possible consequences.
There is little point in having a set of rules if no action is taken if and when they’re broken. These codes lay out what action can and will be taken if they are broken.
Access The FA's code of conduct for coaches by clicking HERE.
Access The FA’s Respect guide to safeguarding children by clicking HERE.
The posters attached below prove that when Respect isn't addressed correctly, football isn't such a beautiful game after all.
Do you have an issue to address?
If your club or league has an issue to address, please email Football Development Officer Lorna Bennett by clicking HERE or call 0161 225 1966.