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Respect

The FA and Foundation’s Respect barriers and Respect packs (made up of captains’ armbands, marshals’ bibs and Respect Signage) are available to football leagues and clubs to ensure there is good behaviour by players and parents alike in the grassroots game, with money provided by The FA and vouchers supplied by the Foundation.
Respect Equipment can be ordered with a 50% grant.



Youth football in England is enormously popular. There are over 55,000 teams and every weekend most players, coaches and referees have an enjoyable experience of the game. There are however occasions where instead of being positive and supportive some spectators fail to recognise that youth football is a time to learn the game and instead are aggressive, sarcastic and disrespectful. Some young players will imitate this adult behaviour whilst others will fail to fulfil their potential or choose - like some referees - to do something else with their time.

However the good news is that since the Respect programme was launched in 2008 The FA has identified a range of measures that tackle these raging touchline parents, educate young players and contribute to the positive and fun experience that we all want our children to have.

This Football Foundation scheme offers your club, school or league the opportunity to purchase Respect equipment which, if used effectively, will help us to promote the beautiful game. The scheme offers 50 % off the normal cost price of these items.

Funding window

The Respect scheme opened on 21 August 2012 and will remain open until the funding has been used up.

2015/16 season update

From September 2015, all clubs and leagues with a 2015/16 affiliation number are eligible for Respect vouchers according to the eligibility criteria below.

Any club or league that has used up its allocation for 2014/15 will get their units reinstated so will be free to apply again.

What is available

The following equipment is available using the voucher:

  • Touchline barriers

  • Pro barriers

  • ‘Our club/league supports Respect’ banners
  • High-viz pitch marshals vest
  • Captain’s armbands
  • Parent and carer’s DVD
  • Player cards
  • Sleeve badges
  • Respect boards
  • Bundles

Vouchers are available for all FA affiliated clubs and leagues. You will require a 2015/16 affiliation number to be eligible for the scheme, which can be obtained from your club secretary or alternatively from your parent County FA.

Clubs

Affiliated clubs are entitled to the following allowance:

Club Entitlements
Club Status Entitlement 
Affiliated but non Charter Standard Club  2 units
Charter Standard Club  3 units
Charter Standard Development Club  4 units
Charter Standard Community Club  5 units

1 unit can be used for 50% off any the following:

  • Touchline Logos Barrier Set - old style (full price £117.00)
  • Sportzhub barrier pro (full price £276.00)
  • FA Respect Attention A Board - No Bag (full price £90.00
  • FA Respect Attention A Board With Bag (full price £114.00)
  • 3 x FA Respect Attention A Board With Bag (full price £318.00)
  • Single FA Respect Attention Board (full price £54.00)
  • Respect Boards - Sponsored (full price £120.00)
  • 3 Respect Boards - Sponsored (full price £360.00)
  • Small Respect Bundle (full price £95.80)
  • Large Barrier Pro Bundle (full price £485.80)
  • Touchline Logos Barrier Set - new style (full price £138.00)
  • Large Respect Bundle (full price £485.80)
  • Extra Large Respect Bundle (full price £761.80)
  • Single Frame & One Banner (full price £185.40)
  • Double Frame & Two Banners (full price £304.80)

What is in a bundle?

  • A Small Respect Bundle consists of: 2 x Respect banners, 2 x FA Respect branded high-viz pitch marshal vests, 1 x Sportzhub sticky poster, 10 x FA Respect branded captain’s armbands, 2 x decks of FA Respect player’s cards, 2 x Respect sleeve badges, 1 x FA Respect Parent and Carer DVD
  • A Large Respect Bundle consists of: 2 x Touchline Logos barriers sets, 1 x Sportzhub A board with bag, 2 x Respect banners, 2 x FA Respect branded high-viz pitch marshal vests, 1 x Sportzhub sticky poster, 10 x FA Respect branded captain’s armbands, 2 x decks of FA Respect player’s cards, 2 x Respect sleeve badges, 1 x FA Respect Parent and Carer DVD
  • An Extra Large Respect Bundle consists of: 2 x 120m Touchline Logos barrier sets, 1 x  Sportzhub barrier pro set, 1 x Sportzhub A board with bag, 2 x Respect banners, 1 x Sportzhub sticky poster, 2 x FA Respect branded high-viz pitch marshal vests, 10 x FA Respect branded captain’s armbands, 2 x decks of FA Respect player’s cards, 2 x Respect sleeve badges, 1 x FA Respect Parent and Carer DVD
  • A Large Barrier Pro Bundle consists of: 1 x  Sportzhub barrier pro set, 1 x Sportzhub A board with bag, 2 x Respect banners, 1 x Sportzhub sticky poster, 2 x FA Respect branded high-viz pitch marshal vests, 10 x FA Respect branded captain’s armbands, 2 x decks of FA Respect player’s cards, 2 x Respect sleeve badges, 1 x FA Respect Parent and Carer DVD
  • A Single Frame & One Banner consists of: 1 x single sided aluminium frame, 1 x Respect banner
  • A Double Frame & Two Banners consists of: 1 x double sided aluminium frame, 2 x Respect banners
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Sponsored equipment

Clubs are also able to get funding from local businesses by offering advertising space on the free-standing Respect Boards in exchange for paying for their share of the cost of Respect items. 

To do so, clubs should apply in the usual way for a Respect voucher, but must then order the sponsored Respect Boards directly from our suppliers, quoting the voucher code in any correspondence.  Further information on how to order the sponsored Boards can be found at www.sportzhub.co.uk/respectboards.

Leagues

Leagues can request a single voucher that entitles the league to get 50% off a maximum of £5,000 of Respect items.

Unlike the club scheme there is no restriction on which items can be bought in any combination; the only limiting factors are that the voucher has a maximum value of £2,500 and can only be used once during the season.

Schools

In order to promote the Respect scheme to a wider audience, The FA extended the Respect equipment scheme to all schools in England.  

The application process runs in exactly the same way as the club scheme, the only difference is that the bundles available will be comprised of slightly different items, tailored towards Schools football.

Affiliated schools are entitled to the following allowance:

School Entitlements
Club Status Entitlement 
Schools  2 units

1 unit can be used for 50% off any the following:

  • Touchline Logos Barrier Set - old style (full price £117.00)
  • Sportzhub barrier pro (full price £276.00)
  • FA Respect Attention A Board - No Bag (full price £90.00)
  • FA Respect Attention A Board With Bag (full price £114.00)
  • 3 x FA Respect Attention A Board With Bag (full price £318.00)
  • Single FA Respect Attention Board (full price £54.00)
  • Respect Boards - Sponsored (full price £120.00)
  • 3 Respect Boards - Sponsored (full price £360.00)
  • Small Respect School Bundle (full price £175.00)
  • Large Respect School Bundle (full price £313.00)
  • Single Frame & One Banner (full price £185.40)
  • Double Frame & Two Banners (full price £304.80)

What is in a schools bundle?

  • A Small Respect School Bundle consists of: 1 x Touchline Logos barrier set, 2 x FA Respect branded high-viz pitch marshal vests, 10 x FA Respect branded captain’s armbands, 2 x Respect sleeve badges, 2 x decks of FA Respect player’s cards, 1 x FA Respect Parent and Carer DVD
  • A Large Respect School Bundle consists of: 2 x Touchline Logos barrier set, 2 x FA Respect branded high-viz pitch marshal vests, 10 x FA Respect branded captain’s armbands, 2 x Respect sleeve badges, 2 x decks of FA Respect player’s cards, 1 x FA Respect Parent and Carer DVD
  • A Single Frame & One Banner consists of: 1 x single sided aluminium frame, 1 x Respect banner
  • A Double Frame & Two Banners consists of: 1 x double sided aluminium frame, 2 x Respect banners

Applying for funding

This area of the website is split into four sections to provide support on every step of your project, from pre-application advice to claiming your money. Use the navigation on the right to move between sections.

We recommend reading through all of the sections before proceeding with your project.

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