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FA to Target Adult Misconduct at YOUTH games !!
Almost 4,000 misconduct offences have been committed by adults at youth level football, according to the Football Association.The figures were collated from matches in England involving under-18s teams during a 15-month period.The FA will now offer new "awareness" courses to club officials who have been found guilty of a misconduct charge.
"We consider it to be a huge priority," said Dermot Collins, the FA's respect manager. BBC 5live Investigates asked the FA to collate figures for misconduct offences that have occurred at youth football matches at grassroots level. This is the first time the FA has quantified the scale of the problem.
The FA provided figures from all 50 county associations across England. The reports mainly came from match officials who had witnessed improper behaviour, such as offensive remarks directed at referees and physical fights between parents or between opposing club managers.
They relate to incidents recorded last season (2012-13) and so far this season (up to November 2013). In total, there were 3,731 cases of misconduct involving adults at under-18 matches. Some parents are
Lincolnshire Football Association is pleased to support Safer Internet Day 2014 and endorses the work of the UK Safer Internet Centre
Lincolnshire FA recognises that our offline and online worlds are strongly connected and club/league websites and social networking sites form an integral part of our communications with children, young people and their parents and carers. We would remind all those involved within football to interact online responsibly and to promote the values of The FA’s Respect Program both on the field of play and online.
Safer Internet Day’s 2014 theme is “Let’s create a better internet together”
In championing a better internet, the theme recognises the balance between encouraging users to embrace and empowering them to make the most of the positive opportunities offered online, while responding to, dealing with and moving past negative online content/behaviours.
There are ways in which all users can contribute:
Clubs and coaches should follow The FAs best practice guidance to ensure that club/leagues managed online environments and communications are safe for all involved. The FAs best practice guidance on Social networking, websites, mobile phone and email communications.
Young players can help to create a better internet by being kind and respectful to others online and seeking positive and safe opportunities to create, engage and share online. The FAs guidance for U18s can be accessed by clicking here
Parents and carers can help to create a better internet by maintaining an open and honest dialogue with their children about their online lives, by modelling positive online behaviours themselves, and also by reporting any inappropriate or illegal content they find.
The Season 2012-2013 CLub of the Year is HBW Utd
HBW Utd have worked very hard to achieve this accolade since the formation. Previously known as Heighington,Branston and Washingborough some years ago,the club has gone from strength to strength with all the committee and managers working for the benefit of Youth Football. The League would like to thank all the committee,managers and parents for their efforts throughout 2012-2013.
On the day before a match, if there is the slightest possibility that the pitch will be unfit for play, a home team representative is to contact their opponents and make arrangements to re-contact them on the morning of the match. The. home team representative is to organise for the match pitch to be inspected, by a referee, as early as possible on the morning of the match. The result of that inspection is to be tele phoned to the travelling team at the arranged time.
THINK OF OTHERS, THAT YOU WOULD WISH THEY OF YOU.