In 2008 responding to widespread public concern the Football Association and other football authorities launched the Respect programme to promote higher standards of behaviour in the game. Some of Football’s difficulties reflect wider problems in society and this programme provides teachers, coaches, club welfare officers, sports development officers and youth leaders with the opportunity to use the issue of Respect in football to explore wider issues of citizenship.

The activities of our Club Welfare Officer will focus on education around the following issues;

  • What are the behavioural issues in football?
  • How do we express support or disapproval?
  • Viewing the game through the experience of others
  • Are those that finish first always the winners?
  • What does it mean to be a leader and what qualities does it require?
  • How can poor behaviour be challenged and changed?