Nominate Your Local Hero for Nationwide’s Respect Competition
Nominate your Nationwide ‘Grassroots Respect Hero’ and they could be in with a chance of winning tickets to an upcoming England game!
The monthly Mutual Respect Trophy will go to someone who's gone above and beyond to build mutual respect within grassroots football. FA Respect Programme partners, Nationwide, are giving nominees the chance of winning the trophy and England tickets as a thank for their contributions to making society more tolerant and inclusive.
Their panel of judges will decide the winner based on what the nominees have done to promote mutual respect, either on or off the pitch. Ray Lee, a coach for young players in East London, was the winner in April, and he commented: “I coach at Chigwell FC in the Echo League. I see ‘Respect’ as a vital issue in football and I try to support it in everything we do.”
“As a coach, I see the children as ‘people’ not just players. Their development does not lie within the bounds of a one-hour match, or a season, but way beyond in lessons that can help them throughout their lives. When The FA made the decision to remove league points from the Foundation Stage, it enabled the focus of children’s football to be about development.”
You can nominate your child, their referees, officials, a parent helper or a club via this link. You can make one nomination per month. Nominations close at 11:59pm on the 21st of each month.