All Lawford Football Club players, spectators, managers, coaches and officials are fully committed to the Respect Code of Conduct, established by the FA.

The FA writes the "Respect programme was launched in the 2008-09 season following a build-up of behavioural problems in the National Game.  The new FA campaign ‘We Only Do Positive' is targeting coaches and parents within mini-soccer and youth football. A new strategic approach to the FA Respect programme will see us focus on this important area of the national game over the next three seasons.


In 2017-18 we carried out extensive research in to football from U7s–U18s. This was to understand where Respect should be positioned to have the biggest impact over a mid to longer term approach. One clear piece of insight highlighted is that 9 in 10 children play better with positive encouragement. Research also highlights the negative connotations a negative experience can have on a child. 


'We Only Do Positive' aims to promote and educate coaches and parents on their roles in creating a fun, safe and inclusive environment for all the players, ensuring they have great experiences throughout their football journey."

The following pages outline the Respect Codes for Young Players, Adult Players, Spectators,  Coaches, Team Managers & Club Officials and Match Officials. Further information can be found on the FA's website.