Show Some Respect - The Sound and the Fury of Junior Football
Qualified coach, Chris Kirkham, looks at the issues of Respect in junior football. Chris looks at high profile incidents and suggests solutions for the way forward. More
As a qualified and experienced coach, there’s not much Chris Kirkham hasn’t seen and done at junior level. Along the way, he has seen and heard many things that have appalled him.
Parents shouting and swearing at terrified kids; referees threatened and verbally abused; children refusing to play-on whilst grown men square up on the touchline.
Football is a simple game, played for enjoyment. Where did it all go wrong? Why do we need barriers to protect our children from the chaos on the touchlines?
Chris asks all these questions and more as he looks at how the FAs Respect campaign has tried to address some of these issues and sees the progress being made at grassroots level.