Berks & Bucks FA Community Awards-127

Risborough Rangers JFC has always recognised that, to bring out the best in our football players, we need to provide an environment where our players feel happy, comfortable, appreciated and allowed to play at a level that suits them. We have embraced the FA’s Respect Campaign throughout the club and have incorporated the FA’s Codes of Conduct into our registration process. Our consistently high Fairplay scores across all age groups demonstrate that our players are excellent representatives of Risborough Rangers JFC and we are very proud of them!

As the Welfare Officer for Risborough Rangers JFC, it is my role to ensure that all managers and coaching staff have a current CRB check and a current Safeguarding Children certificate. I coordinate all of our club policies to constantly ensure that your children stay healthy, safe and happy whilst playing football at our club.

In May 2015 Risborough Rangers JFC were honoured to receive two awards from the Berks and Bucks FA. One was as Charter Standard Club of the Year which recognised all our efforts on every level to reach high standards in every aspect of our club. I was also very honoured to receive the Berks and Bucks Welfare Officer of the Year Award which recognised our work in this area. I say ‘our’ work because although it is my name on the award, it has been the club’s commitment to the Respect campaign has been the driving force behind all of my work.

Fairplay Scores

Wycombe District Council introduced the Fairplay League in 1994 for Under 11-14 age groups, and in the 200/2001 for the Under 7-11 age groups. After each match fixture, each Team Manager submits a score card rating the sporting behaviour of the opposing teams’ coaches, players and their supporters.

The scores are totalled across the season and the winners announced at the end of the season. These results have nothing to do with the match results but are to encourage good pitchside behaviour so that everyone can continue to enjoy football.

FA Respect Campaign

This is hugely important and, during the time that your child plays football, you may witness some poor pitchside behaviour. As a club, we will do our best to encourage our players and our coaches to behave in an appropriate and respectful manner. However, adults can also behave badly perhaps by screaming instructions to their children or challenging the official’s decision. What message do you think this sends to our children and what do our children think of this behaviour from adults? They’re probably embarrassed, even humiliated by it. So please do read our guidelines and remember

  1. These are kids
  2. This is a game.
  3. The coaches are volunteers
  4. The referees are human
  5. This is not the World Cup

Please do look at our Code of Conduct Pages and do also look at the FA Respect Pages which are full of really helpful information http://www.thefa.com/my-football/player/respect

If you have any concerns relating to these or any other welfare issues, please don’t hesitate to contact me directly at joannemirzoeff@yahoo.co.uk