A positive environment for all participants in football is the key to keeping our game beautiful.  

The RESPECT campaign encourages all those involved in the game to pause for a moment and ask themselves what type of player or participant they will be this year.

Honest, fair, positive, a leader?

In conjunction with the RESPECT message, clubs can download and print the “football is a game, the coaches are volunteers, the referees are human, and this is not the A-League” poster from PlayByTheRules.

In New South Wales, programs like football4all and Nations of Origin demonstrate how important our code is for the community, built on one of the founding reasons of football’s popularity; inclusion.

To play football all you need is a ball. But for everyone to enjoy the beautiful game there also has to be respect.

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