Birmingham County FA host Respect presentation evening
Birmingham County FA will hold its first ever Respect campaign presentation evening in Birmingham on Thursday March 25th.
The event will be hosted by Galaxy Radio Birmingham’s Dan Kelly with special guests former West Bromwich Albion and England International Cyrille Regis MBE and The FA’s Respect Manager Dermot Collins.
Over 50 leagues from Birmingham, Warwickshire and Black County will pick up an award at the ceremony, which will be held at Aston Villa FC.
The ceremony will recognise those leagues committing to the FA program and therefore meeting the needs of the National Game Strategy in addressing poor behaviour and driving up standards.
The FA’s Respect campaign is the collective responsibility of those involved in football at all levels, to create a fair, safe and enjoyable environment in which the game can take place.
The FA’s Respect Manager Dermot Collins said: “I am really pleased that Birmingham FA is taking the time to recognise the leagues, clubs and individuals that are helping us to promote the Respect message and thereby improve people’s experience of the game.
“The increase in the number of referees, an improvement in the relationship between players and match officials, a decrease in dissent and improvements in the conduct of spectators at youth games means that Respect is beginning to have its desired effect.“
Dermot added: “There is still a lot to do but, with the help of those that Birmingham will recognise with these awards, we are bringing about a change.”
Cyrille Regis said: “I am delighted to be apart of the Respect evening as I believe that it is important to recognise and reward those that have signed up to the Respect Campaign.
“The FA Respect Campaign has had a number of positive effects which include helping to establish a better environment so that everyone including young players can enjoy the nation’s favourite game.“