Funding available for FA Respect packs

Clubs can continue to get 50% off official FA Respect packs courtesy of the Football Foundation

The Football Foundation is once again teaming up with the Football Association to offer clubs 50% of the cost of FA Respect equipment.

Leagues are now also able to apply for a single voucher for 50% off any Respect equipment, up to a maximum voucher value of £2,500.

The FA Respect scheme helps clubs tackle unacceptable behaviour, on the pitch and from the side-lines, by providing clubs with the opportunity to purchase FA Respect equipment bundles.

The bundles are available in small and large sizes and include:

* Touchline barriers (large bundle only)
* ‘Our club supports Respect’ banners
* High-visibility pitch marshals vest
* Captain’s armbands
* Parent and carer’s DVD
* Player cards
* Respect boards (now also available with a sponsor’s logo)

Since its launch in 2008, 56% of respondents to the FA’s annual Grassroots Survey said their experience of the game had improved as a result of the Respect programme.

A united effort is vital in preventing aggressive behaviour at the grassroots of the sport, which is why the Football Foundation is offering vouchers to all FA-affiliated clubs.

An FA affiliation number is required to be eligible for the scheme, which can be obtained from the club secretary or alternatively from the local County FA.

Clubs that received funding within the last window are able to re-apply as all club’s entitlement for the 2013/14 season has been reinstated.

Clubs that are interested can find out more or apply online via the Football Foundation website.

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