This weekend the FAW in partnership with Nationwide will be promoting the FAW Fair Play campaign.
For Saturday’s game against Bala Town, both teams, as well as the match officials will be wearing patches with the FAW Fair Play logos on them and displaying the Chwarae Teg CBDC pennant to promote the Fair Play message.
The FAW Fair Play Code aims to raise the profile of the Fair Play message by inspiring players, clubs, officials and supporters to maintain good on-field discipline including abiding by the Laws of the Game, respecting opponents, referees and promoting the interests of football.
To encourage good behaviour, the FAW will periodically publish Disciplinary Tables for each of the National Leagues via a dedicated page on the FAW website. Those topping each table at the end of the season are awarded a Fair Play Award and a prize of £1000 to be spent on improving facilities at your club.
Previous winners of the Award have invested the money on an upgrade to dressing rooms, new equipment such as balls, bibs, kit and improving the pitch.
Nationwide, which was sparked into action following growing levels of abuse towards its branch and call centre employees, has pledged to ensure that all football payers across the UK are aware of mutual respect and have the appropriate tools to educate all those involved in the beautiful game.
Research from Nationwide shows that the UK is experiencing increased levels of disrespect, with 66 per cent of Brits saying levels have become unacceptable and 71 per cent feeling that the problem has got worse in the last two years.
For more information on the FAW Fair Play Award and Off the Pitch initiatives, please visit the Discipline section of the FAW website: