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Improving the Matchday Experience

England Football’s Respect programme was launched to encourage respect and positivity right across our game.

The Matchday Experience scheme is a way for Somerset FA to promote the Respect programme across our County.We encourage supporters, coaches and parents within mini-soccer and youth football to bring about a better, more inclusive, and supportive football environment.

We are receiving an increasing number of reports of poor behaviour and negative playing experiences. We want to work with clubs and individuals to improve the Matchday Experience and make football a more enjoyable experience for young people.

The Matchday Experience is a process of reporting and dealing with negative behaviour. Clubs will be accountable for the behaviour of anyone related to their club, including parents and spectators. 

How to Report
Poor behaviour and practice causing a negative playing experience can be reported to the Somerset FA via the following methods;
We want to help create a positive playing environment so we need to know about all the good practice and behaviour that is going on, and we know there is plenty. So therefore if your club, or an opposition club, helps to create a good playing experience for players we want to know about it. Use the same  methods above to let us know about anything you see that you think helps to create a positive playing experience and we will give the club recognition and share with other clubs as an example of best practice.

Get In Touch

Football Services Department

01458 832 359 Option 1

07718 477 540