Respect handshake young players

Respect Silent Weekend is this weekend on 24th and 25th September 2016

Promoting Respect in Youth Football

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.

BBFA staff will be out and about in various venues taking photographs over the weekend along with some League and Respect Representatives.

It’s not too late to sign up!!

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. 

If your League wishes to support the Silent Weekend please email Matt Pill confirming so at your earliest convenience on

We also have a limited number of Hi-Viz Respect vests we could provide if required.

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.

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