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On Silent Support Weekend, actions speak louder than words. We want our leagues and clubs to join in with the first National Silent Support Weekend to promote good behaviour in Youth Football.

We’re encouraging spectators and coaches to show their support during the match through applause only.  This will reduce pressure and confusion and give players a better opportunity to find their own voice and develop their game.

So, all you have to do is not talk, you can applaud good play from both teams, and then tell us your thoughts about the experience so we can feed into a national campaign to make improvements for the future. A digital link to a survey will be shared after the weekend for you to fill in to collect this information.

Join us and play your part on Silent Support Weekend 5th and 6th November 2022.

Youth teams across the Sheffield and Hallamshire County FA region who achieve the highest Respect scores will qualify for our monthly draw to receive complimentary tickets to attend a local professional football match.

The Respect, Reward and Intervention initiative has been developed in partnership with our local youth leagues to improve behaviour at games and create the right environments for players and match officials to ensure that football is fun, safe and inclusive.

The following leagues will be taking part in this season’s Respect Teams of the Month awards:

How It Works

Any youth team that achieves 100% Full Time Respect score throughout the month will enter a draw. Our staff will pick two random teams to be our ‘Youth Respect Teams of the Month’, with both teams receiving complementary tickets to a local professional game at one of the below clubs:

  • Sheffield Wednesday Football Club
  • Sheffield United Football Club
  • Sheffield United Women’s Football Club
  • Doncaster Rovers Football Club
  • Barnsley Football Club
  • Rotherham United Football Club

September Entries

549 youth teams achieved top Respect marks in September 2022.

September Winners

A huge congratulations to our Respect Teams of the Month winners:

Respect 1 winners: Swinton Athletic Spartans U10 White

Respect 2 winners: Kimberworth Park U10s Blue

Swinton Athletic Spartans U10 White will receive complimentary tickets for the entire team to watch Rotherham United V Bristol City at the New York Stadium on Saturday 10th December.

While Kimberworth Park U10s Blue will also be rewarded with complimentary tickets to cheer on Sheffield United Women at home against Southampton on Sunday 23rd October.