For the next phase of the #PassThePositivity campaign, we are promoting the message of 'Let Referees Ref and Let Players Play!'
In our consultation with young people in 2021, feedback showed that poor behaviour from the sidelines was a key factor for young people either not wanting to return or giving up completely from playing or refereeing.
We hope to have support from clubs in the county to help promote positive behaviour amongst their players, coaches, parents and spectators to make sure that they can give the best experience to everyone involved.
Give Them a Clap Weekend!
All Oxfordshire FA sanctioned youth leagues will be encouraging all clubs, teams, coaches, parents, and spectators to participate in a ‘Give Them a Clap Weekend’ on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th March 2022.
This is where, for all youth team fixtures across the county, we will be encouraging all people on the sidelines to clap to show encouragement and support to those on the pitch.
We’d love to see you share your club getting involved via social media using #PassThePositivity and #LetThemRefandPlay
We hope your club will support the ‘Give Them A Clap Weekend’ - we need help from everyone in the Oxfordshire Football Family to play their part in making the best environment for young people to thrive and continue playing and refereeing.
This is not mandatory, but we hope that all OYFL clubs will join us in this positive action over this weekend, and beyond.