Shield are proud to participate in the Football Association’s Respect programme.

Respect is the collective responsibility of everyone involved in football to create a fair, safe and enjoyable environment in which the game can take place.

Research undertaken by the FA shows that 9 out of 10 players perform better when they are given a positive environment.

Our behaviour towards all stakeholders significantly affects the players and the game.

Who do we respect?

  • The coaches
  • The players
  • The officials
  • Other spectators
  • We respect everyone to create a safe and positive environment

Find out more on the official Respect website,

Respect the referee

Visit EnglandFootball for further information and watch the video below.

Respect safeguarding

The following documents concern the FA’s guide to safeguarding.

We at Shield Academy adhere to the codes of conduct below, as set out by the FA. In signing for Shield, you automatically agree to abide by these codes