dxtl announce the referee’s awareness weekend

Get Behind The DXTL, Referee Awareness Weekend March 16th 2013



“Mal finally has the go ahead to launch his DXTL, Referee awareness weekend which is the weekend of 16th March 2013, Premier League Referee’s and Officials, will be wearing Don’t X The line  T Shirts during their warm ups around the Premier League grounds, in support and awareness of Real Respect at grass roots level, will your Club/Team be supporting us.?

‘Respect the Referee’ Awareness Weekend 10th & 11th March 2012

Don’t X The Line Campaign

‘Respect the Referee’

Awareness Weekend – 10th and 11th March 2012

During the weekend of 10th and 11th March, Don’t X the Line Campaign cic is working together with The Premier League, Referees & Assistants, to raise awareness of ‘Respect’ in the game of football. The PGMOL (Professional Game Match Official Limited) match officials have committed their support for the fourth year running. Branded Tee Shirts promoting Don’t X the Line will be worn around football grounds during their warm ups, prior to officiating their games.

Our Respect the Referee initiative, in grassroots football, is aimed at those parents and spectators who are at the heart of bad touchline behaviour. The wearing of the tee shirts will generate awareness to all the junior leagues parents/spectators and players around the country, and help with maintaining and attracting more referees to the sport we love.


Note to Editors

The Don’t X the Line Campaign has been established since 2003. It was fashioned by Malcolm (Mal) Lee to support zero tolerance amongst football people by their not putting up with aggression, verbal abuse, bullying & racist comments both on and off the football field.

Over the last five years the campaign has linked closely with a number of Premier League Clubs; Mike Riley, General Manager of the  PGMOL; and Ambassadors Chris Foy, (Premiership referee) & Jamie Carragher, (Liverpool FC). The campaign also receives the full support of Keith Hackett,(Premier League ) the Football Association (FA), Premier League, Professional Footballers Association (PFA) & the League Management Committee

The Don’t X the Line Campaign was the forerunner of the FA’s ‘Respect Programme,’ and as a voluntary organisation, is proud of its achievements to date.  With the support of many volunteers, this campaign is due to have a huge, countrywide impact on the game.


Last year, Professional clubs supported Don’t X the Line Campaign and helped with the awareness of Respect the Referee, by promoting the message over the public address system; advertising it on their websites, and also with copy in match day programmes. Clubs further responded by sending their logo, and one or two managers wore a small lapel badge in support of the awareness weekend. Don’t X the Line Campaign requests the media, clubs or County FA’s, to offer support, where possible, with the weekend of action

Further contact for interviews and photo opportunities are as follows:

Mal Lee (Founder Don’t X The Line cic)
0151 287 9905
07951 442480 (mobile)


Support the NFCA, Love Football

NFCA Press Release



Is this just another children’s football organisation trying to win the affections of football authorities?

NO. This is every child’s friend, parents, guardians, carers, football club, sports organisation (regardless of affiliation), school, youth club, and welfare industry putting aside adult agendas and enjoying a game of football.

If you are in a position to help facilitate a game of football on a park, in a playground, at a club or in your garden pick up a ball and… LET US PLAY.

NCFA want to raise the profile of all the good work undertaken by organisations that use football as a vehicle to help communities be a better place. This year adult football is asked to take a back seat and let children play.

This document details some of the ways that you, your club, team or organisation can celebrate children’s football without prejudice. Don’t forget to get in touch with the National Children’s Football Alliance to request promotional materials, such as posters, flyers, banners and stickers to promote your event effectively.

Contact us before June 1st 2011 to get your event listed on the NCFA website and send your stories and images in to us afterwards for everyone to see!

Have a great day!

Visit www.childrensfootballalliance.com for more details

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