ReFspect

The ReFspect Campaign is working with The Football Association, The Professional Footballers Association, Professional Game Match Officials (PGMOL), The Football Association of Ireland & County Football Association’s including other professional bodies to help raise awareness and eliminate problems experienced by referees at all levels of the game of football, in particular at grassroots level.

NO REFEREE – NO GAME

The ReFspect campaign is an initiative aimed at improving the behaviour of parents and spectators. By reducing the number of incidents of poor touchline behaviour we aim to maintain the current number of referees and help to attract many more new referees to the beautiful game.

We would like all football clubs, leagues and County FA’s to offer active support of the ReFspect  Program and raise awareness of ReFspect by signing up to support the  Don’t X The Line campaign.

Football’s Number 1

Sideline Management Campaign

Football’s Number 1

Sideline Management Campaign

Proudly Supported By

The Professional Footballers Association

Our Goal, Vision & Commitment

Register & Help Make Change

Register – Participate – Support

The Refspect Campaign was established in 2003 by Don’t X The Line CIC, a non for profit organisation led by it’s founder Mal Lee. It was founded to address the issues of poor sideline behaviour and the impact it has on children in the game. Since it’s conception, the campaign has gone from strength to strength, gaining popularity on football sidelines across Britain and Ireland.
 Refspect has gained the support of The Professional Footballers Association, The Football Association, The Football Association Of Ireland, The Professional Game Match Officials, The League Managers Association and a host of Premier League Clubs. As a campaign that tackles the issues of referee bullying head on, Refspect leads the way in anti bullying on the sidelines of grassroots football.

 The removal of bullying from sidelines should be the easiest collective decision we ever make in grassroots football

Our Mission

Our mission is to support grassroots football in reducing bullying and harassment towards children and match officials in sport.

ABOUT

The Refspect Campaign was established in 2003 by Don’t X The Line CIC, a non for profit organisation led by it’s founder Mal Lee. It was founded to address the issues of poor sideline behaviour and the impact it has on children in the game. Since it’s conception, the campaign has gone from strength to strength, gaining popularity on football sidelines across the UK, and Ireland.
 Refspect has gained the support of The Professional Footballers Association, The Football Association, The Football Association Of Ireland, The Professional Game Match Officials, The League Managers Association and a host of Premier League Clubs. As a campaign that tackles the issues of referee bullying head on, Refspect leads the way in anti bullying on the sidelines of grassroots football.

 The removal of bullying from sidelines should be the easiest collective decision we ever make in grassroots football

Our Mission

Our mission is to support grassroots football in reducing bullying and harassment towards children and match officials in sport.

ABOUT

The Refspect Campaign was established in 2003 by Don’t X The Line CIC, a non for profit organisation led by its founder Mal Lee. It was founded to address the issues of poor sideline behaviour and the impact it has on children in the game. Since it’s conception, the campaign has gone from strength to strength, gaining popularity on football sidelines across Britain and Ireland.
 Refspect has gained the support of The Professional Footballers Association, The Football Association, The Football Association Of Ireland, The Professional Game Match Officials, The League Managers Association and a host of Premier League Clubs. As a campaign that tackles the issues of referee bullying head on, Refspect leads the way in anti bullying on the sidelines of grassroots football.

 The removal of bullying from sidelines should be the easiest collective decision we ever make in grassroots football

Our Mission

Our mission is to support grassroots football in reducing bullying and harassment towards children and match officials in sport.

Our Vision

Our vision is a new football landscape in which referees feel protected and safe from

sideline bullying

Our Commitment

We are committed to the safety and protection of referees in football and to building a more understanding generation of young people, who will go on to be the referees and sidelines of the future.

Download your Free Refspect Anti-Bullying Policy Today!

Sideline Policy

An Anti-Bullying Approach

The protection of the referee through an anti-bullying policy will be the catalyst for change in your football organisation. It is sometimes very difficult to manage behaviour and to keep emotions under control, however it is very easy to identify bullying when it’s characteristics are outlined in a policy. Anti-bullying policies are a very powerful tool in enforcing good behaviour because of the stigma that comes with the label of a bully and let’s be honest, bullying is what the referee is experiencing.

This very simple but effective diagnosis of sideline behaviour is the benchmark you can create in your club or organisation, to allow you to effectively trigger your individual disciplinary procedures.

  Remember…We can’t wait for the last whistle to fall silent

before the bullying does.

‘Don’t X The Line!’

Empower – Protect – Support

 

EMPOWER

Empower your club to stand up to sideline bullying

SUPPORT

Support all match officials by implementing our anti-bullying policy

PROTECT

Protect football from a shortage of referees to deliver the game

REWARD

Be acknowledged for protecting your referee, your children, your club and the game.

Refspect National Awareness Weekend 2020
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United Kingdom

Put an end to sideline bullying in your football community

 

 

Don't cross the line