Referees are crucial to the success of the Spirit of Football Campaign, as they are our independent eyes and ears around the league. With this in mind please feel free to remind players about this initiative before and during the game.
Referees will find that on their result cards the references to Sportsmanship have been changed to the more fully embracing heading of “Spirit of Football” which covers behaviour, language, gamesmanship and respect for referees, team-mates, opposition and spectators. The standard marking out of 10 applies and will form an important element in establishing the season’s most deserving club.
Please feel free to add any comments on your result cards regarding the Spirit of Football, whether positive (we hope) or negative. The more feedback we get, the more support the campaign has.
For the Spirit of Football Campaign to flourish, it is essential that it is embraced by all of our member clubs, and the communities in which they operate.
Spirit of Football Co-Ordinator
If you have any queries, comments, thoughts or suggestions about the Spirit of Football, please contact the Amateur Football Combination’s Spirit of Football campaign co-ordinator, Rob Gibbs (Grasmere Nook, 56 The Chase, Eastcote, Pinner, HA5 1SN. Tel: 020 8866 2033) who will be more than happy to discuss any aspect with you.
Clubs or referees who require any additional supplies of the cards and/or posters or wish to borrow the display cards should also contact Rob.
Spirit of Football Letter 2016/17