In response to widespread concern as to problems that were being experienced at many levels of football the Respect Programme was launched at the start of the 2008/09 season.

Respect is The FA’s programme of activities to combat unacceptable behaviour in our game at every level – on the pitch, and from the sidelines. It features four practical steps to positively influence every game throughout the country, as well as an integrated education programme and awareness campaign.

Addressing unacceptable behaviour was the No.1 priority emerging from the biggest opinion survey to date of grassroots football in England.

Respect will also provide added momentum behind four National Game Strategy priorities:

* Referee recruitment and retention
* Participation within youth football
* Coaching and player development
* Safeguarding children

The Respect Programme has now been in operation for four seasons and The FA is about to launch its strategy on Respect and this will seek to lay out a direction for the period 2012 – 15.

Coaches - want to know how to use Respect to become a better coach?

Find out how using the free interactive online course and if you’re a Level One or Level Two Coach you will earn two hours Continuous Professional Development (CPD) while you doing so!

Log into Members Services using your FA number (FAN) and password. Once you are logged in, select ‘My Football’, followed by ‘Online Courses’ and choose ‘Respect For Coaches’ to enrol.

You will then gain access to a wide range of videos and resources, including tips from some of England’s most prestigious football academies, to help you become a better coach.

For more information, visit The FA Respect and Youth Coaching web page.

For further details on the Respect Programme please contact your League Respect Officer -

Mr Gary Manville-Dickens
Email -

The Respect Codes of Conduct can be found below.


* Respect Code of Conduct.pdf
* Respect and Youth Coaching.pdf
* Respect Posters.pdf


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