The weekend will involve coaches and spectators remaining silent throughout games to raise awareness of the need to create a positive and pressure free environment in which children can enjoy football and learn to love and develop in the game. It is not mandatory for youth leagues to take part but we hope with your support you will opt in and encourage your member clubs to take part and spread awareness of this fantastic initiative.
Please find posters (in PowerPoint) as a document below this article to use to promote the event and a Code of Conduct for Spectators and Coaches to adopt along with an FAQ document to provide some additional detail.
Please feel free to use these resources ensuring that you enter your League information in the relevant sections before circulating, these documents should be sent out in a PDF format.
A page will be set up on our website in the week commencing 20th September 2016 to promote the event and list all leagues taking part.
If your League wishes to support and opt in for the Silent Weekend please email the Lead Respect Officer, Maria Ready confirming so at your earliest convenience or for anything else related to the Silent Weekend on Maria.email@example.com.
We have a limited number of Hi-Viz Respect vests available to send out if required.
Don't be like Ray!
Leagues already endorsing #Respect Silent Weekend
Milton Keynes & Border Counties Youth League
Milton Keynes District Development League
Reading & West Berkshire Youth League
If you would like to complete a short online survey to feedback on your experience of the Silent Weekend then that will be available immediately after the event for all players, parents and spectators, coaches and match officials.