You Said, We Did
You Said, We Did
Here at Lincolnshire FA we are always keen to listen to the feedback of young people so that we can implement strategies and ideas which can better support and protect our youngest participants throughout the county.
Young people are the future of grassroots football, so it’s vitally important they have a voice which can impact change on various matters within the game.
YOU SAID, WE DID – LOUTH TOWN FC
At a safeguarding validation visit at Louth Town FC in November 2019, the children we spoke to said one of the things they would like is to improve the pitches on which they play and train on.
Since this time Lincolnshire FA has been able to signpost and support Louth Town’s application for the Pitch Improvement Fund, with further information shown in the video below.
A common trend found throughout the feedback we have gained from children and young people is around the poor conduct from the side-lines of both sides of the pitch, and also on the field of play itself.
The graphic below shows the number of disciplinary cases we have conducted over the last two seasons where individuals and clubs have been charged and found proven.
In 2019/20 there were 59 misconduct charges with 55 cases proven, and in 2020/21 there were 42 misconduct charges with 37 proven. This does represent a reduction; however, it is important to note that both seasons have been heavily interrupted due to COVID-19.
Here at Lincolnshire FA we are continually striving to ensure that football is a safe and positive environment for everyone involved, especially the children, young people and adults at risk.
The FA's Respect programme provides a series of tools for leagues, clubs, coaches, players and parents from grassroots to elite football - to help ensure a safe and positive environment in which to play the game.
We all have a part to play in ensuring Respect is shown on a matchday.
We have lots of plans to help promote a safe and fun environment over the coming season, so please keep an eye on our website and social media channels for details.
For more on the FA Respect programme, please visit https://www.thefa.com/get-involved/respect