The English Football Association’s Respect Campaign: the referees’ view

@inproceedings{Cleland2015TheEF,
  title={The English Football Association’s Respect Campaign: the referees’ view},
  author={Jamie Cleland and Jimmy O’Gorman and Matthew Bond},
  year={2015}
}
Through semi-structured interviews with 11 practising referees registered to one English County Football Association (FA), this article examines their experiences of officiating since the English FA implemented a Respect Campaign in 2008. Despite this high-profile public information campaign focusing on the role of the referee, the results outline that little has changed for those officiating at the youth and adult grassroots level. Referees highlight continuing verbal and physical abuse and… CONTINUE READING
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