This weekend will see more than 1,200 clubs setting out their stall by backing the latest phase in The FA’s Respect Programme and showcasing a range of new youth resources to promote and celebrate positive values in the National Game.
As a springboard for the seventh season of activity there will also be a social media element – as Respect poses the question – which touchline type are you?
‘Set Out Your Stall’ features a range of new posters, ‘Good News’ postcards, ‘parent prompt’ wallet cards as well as touchline barriers, pitch marshals’ bibs, parents induction presentations, neon boot laces and Respect touchline signage.
And to assist in recognising which touchline type you are Respect has devised a ‘Touchline Safari’ to identify the types of adult behaviours that can be seen being displayed every weekend.
Players and supporters who want to take part are being asked to tweet of pictures of themselves using the hashtag #touchlinetypes.
At Shinfield Rangers FC we are particularly strong on Respect. We have a zero tolerance policy that involves match bans for players and one-time only warnings for parents and coaches, There are no second chances.
Shinfield Rangers FC are also proud to have, with the assistance of Shinfield Parish Council, sponsored and helped 15 children, including 4 girls to become referees in the past 18 months. Respect for referees is therefore close to our hearts.