FA Respect Campaign…We Only Do Positive

The FA’s Respect campaign was launched in the 2008/9 season after a build-up of behavioural problems in the National Game. Following its success, The FA want to spread the message of Respect even further across English football. The new campaign – ‘We Only Do Positive’ – aims to do just that.

The new campaign highlights the importance of positive behaviour towards young footballers, specifically looking at the impact parents and coaches can have. The campaign is rooted in extensive research carried out in 2017/18 to understand more clearly the effect of negative behaviour on Under 7s – Under 18s and where Respect interventions would be most effective.

The research provided clear evidence of why positivity was so important in the youth game. The stand-out insight was that 9 in 10 children played better with positive encouragement. In addition, the research highlighted that negative experiences on children had a serious adverse effects on both in their footballing ability and more widely to their enjoyment of the sport.

‘We Only Do Positive’ is a response to this research and uses an all new strategic approach to target coaches and parents specifically around mini-soccer and youth football. It aims to promote and educate coaches and parents on their roles in creating a fun, safe and inclusive environment for all the players, ensuring they have great experiences throughout their football journey.

Please click on the links to see our new code of conducts:

  1. FA Respect Code of Conduct Coaches, managers & club officials
  2. FA Respect Code of Conduct Match Officials
  3. FA Respect Code of Conduct Spectators Parents
  4. FA Respect Code of Conduct Young Players

Thank you for taking the time to read the new FA Respect campaign.

Moving the Goal Posts with Thomas Cook Children’s Charity

Bushey & Oxhey FC has been awarded a grant from the Thomas Cook Children’s Charity (TCCC) to help us fund new “roll on” goal posts. 

In the UK, TCCC has raised more than £5 million since 2009 by offering their customers the opportunity to donate when they book a holiday, collecting unwanted coins in store and on return Thomas Cook flights to the UK, and through staff donations. So now you know where your unwanted foreign coins go please keep up the donations!

These funds are spent on improving children’s lives and the communities in which they live – by helping to improve education, well-being and health care facilities.

Bushey & Oxhey FC were able to demionstrate that we can help TCCC achieve their goals. We are a club with a strong set of values and principles, with a philosophy and ethos that is focused on long term player development and inclusion. We are a non-profit making organisation commited to promoting and enhancing the culture of youth football and sports education in our local community, operated by dedicated parents and FA qualified coaches. We provide boys and girls aged 6 to 17 years with a regular, high quality football experience.

The old plastic goal we we had were quite flimsy and prone to destruction in high winds or sometimes, regrettably, due to vandalism as they have to be left in the open. We have now replaced these these aluminium, roll on goals that are fit for purpose, safer during high winds and will reduce the club’s on-going repair and maintenance costs.

This project will help to build on the quality football experience we provide for our children, without us having to increase subscriptions costs, allowing all the community to enjoy either playing in these goals or watching family members play. Football is a simple game but providing quality, safe, low cost facilities is a challenge, we hope this project will go some way in enabling Bushey & Oxhey FC to continue to fulfil this objective. Of course, football is also a game that involves two teams; we hope all visiting players will also enjoy these facilities.

Many thanks to Thomas Cook Children’s Charitry from all of us at Bushey & Oxhey FC.

Building a Better Club with MP Moran, Builders & Plumbers Merchants

Bushey & Oxhey F.C. are delighted to agree a new sponsorship deal with MP Moran, Builders and Plumbers Merchants. The MP Moran logo now appears on all the club’s training kit, which also doubles as an “away” kit in matches where club colours clash. Our players will wear the kits for two years and the funds raised help keep membership fees down, ensuring our community club remains accessible to as many people as possible.

MP Moran have a number of branches across the UK and Ireland, including a branch in Otterspool Way, Watford, WD25 8H. Sales are also online at mpmoran.co.uk. Products range from kitchens and bathrooms, bricks and blocks to flooring, garden landscaping products as well as plumbing and electrical suppliers. Services include skip hire, timber cutting, paint mixing, mixed concrete supplies and also include brick and moulding matching.

So no excuses for a leaky defence in any Bushey & Oxhey FC team!