Respect the Ref

Respecting the ref is key for Nigel

Daily Echo: Nigel Adkins

7:40am Tuesday 5th October 2010

SAINTS boss Nigel Adkins has told his players to make sure they support match officials and accept their decisions.

Hampshire FA impose more Facebook penalties

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3:46pm Monday 22nd June 2009

HAMPSHIRE FA have disciplined two more people for posting comments on social networking site Facebook.

Footballer fined for slamming ref - is a ref himself

6:00am Monday 8th June 2009

A HAMPSHIRE grass-roots footballer has been handed a massive fine for setting up a group on social networking site Facebook which criticised a local referee.

Referee banned for violent conduct

Daily Echo: Referee banned for violent conduct

10:02am Saturday 7th March 2009

A WESSEX league official has been banned from playing football after being sent off for assaulting a fellow whistler - during a five-a-side tournament played between teams of referees!

Echo campaign praised by former FA Cup final ref


7:30am Thursday 29th January 2009

FORMER FA Cup final referee Alan Robinson has praised the Daily Echo Respect The Ref campaign and believes such initiatives will be essential in the bid to improve behaviour in grass-roots football across the county.

Youth league in bid to ramp up respect

Daily Echo: Youngsters playing football

5:10am Thursday 13th November 2008

THE Eastleigh & District Mini League will attempt to succeed where the Premiership has so far failed with regards to the FA's Respect scheme.

Ref abuse - it’s GOT to stop!

Daily Echo: Sir Alex Ferguson fingerjabs at referee Mike Dean

1:24pm Wednesday 12th November 2008

THE ‘Respect’ campaign, launched by the Football Association at the start of the season, was supposed to promote understanding and restraint.

History made as three young women take charge of Wessex League match

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11:57am Tuesday 30th September 2008

FOR the first time in the Wessex League, a match has been officiated by three females - all of whom were teenagers.

Teen ref turns her back on Sunday football due to abuse

Daily Echo: Emma Nuttall

6:41am Wednesday 27th February 2008

A TEENAGE female football referee is turning her back on the Sunday League - because of the amount of verbal abuse she is receiving.

Matches abandoned following serious assaults on refs

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8:19am Thursday 31st January 2008

HAMPSHIRE Football Association officials have vowed to use the full extent of their powers to punish offenders who seriously assaulted two referees over the weekend.

Ref’s sons have quit due to abuse

Daily Echo: FLASHBACK: Steve Hatch and son Jamie 12 months ago.

2:31pm Monday 15th January 2007

TWELVE months on, and the man who kickstarted the Daily Echo's Respect the Ref campaign is still feeling he is the lone voice of realism.

Tyro League discipline is good - president

Daily Echo: Tyro football has few problems with player discipline

7:11am Monday 8th January 2007

The President of the Tyro League believes it is club staff and parents on the touch-lines who need curb the abuse aimed at match officials rather than the players.

Veteran ref: The secret of my success

9:09am Thursday 7th December 2006

VETERAN referee Peter White has given all match officials the secret behind his amazing career - make sure you cut out the swearing!

I welcome relaunch – Stroud

10:23am Friday 17th November 2006

HAMPSHIRE FA referees chief Keith Stroud has welcomed the relaunch of the Daily Echo's Respect the Ref campaign.

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