ENOUGH IS ENOUGH
Football has a unique power to deliver amazing benefits to individuals and communities.
Not only does it keep us physically and mentally healthy, but it also builds long-lasting friendships, teaches leadership and resilience and inspires the nation.
However, for all the good that football can bring, sadly last season, at all levels of the game, there were too many examples of unacceptable behaviours that had the opposite impact.
At the grassroots level, these included swearing, aggressive shouting and persistent arguing among spectators, players and officials.
It is only a small minority of people that act in this way, but these individuals can spoil the game for everyone, causing children and young people to not want to play, referees and volunteers to drop out and spectators to stop supporting their team.
We all have a responsibility in setting the right standard of behaviours in the game. We need everyone to play their part so that we can make this season a brilliant one for all.
As we look forward to a new season of grassroots football up and down the country, we are promoting a series of social media assets under the message ‘Enough is Enough’, making it clear that action will be taken against those who ruin the game for others.You can download promotional resources to help show your support here.
what are we doing in wiltshire?
Wiltshire FA is launching a campaign to tackle poor behaviour in football throughout Season 22/23.
With unprecedented levels of negative behaviour in the grassroots game, Wiltshire FA will shine a light on RESPECT this season with the ‘Respect Checked’ campaign, with aim to reduce discipline incidents, retain both players and referees and improve the football experience in Wiltshire.