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Rewards for clubs in Guernsey FA Respect scheme

Mark Le Tissier
Le Tissier said the campaign impacted on behaviour and attitudes in the game

Guernsey footballers are set to be rewarded for showing respect during their matches.

The Respect Awards will be given out each month to the team from a Guernsey FA league which has been judged to have shown the best attitude during games.

Referees will mark the behaviour of players, coaching staff and supporters at each match.

The team will be given a prize of training or warm up kit, branded with the Respect Awards' logo.

Part of the extension to the Guernsey FA (GFA) respect programme will see all matches from 1 January begin with a handshake between players from both team and match officials.

GFA Chairman Mark Le Tissier said the extension to the programme would provide an extra incentive to players.

"The introduction of Respect into our football at this time last year seemed to have an impact on behaviour and general attitudes within the game," he said.

"We hope that the second phase of Respect will have a lasting effect."

Le Tissier added: "We've also arranged a fantastic deal where we can actually send the best team away to go and watch England play in a World Cup qualifier or a European Championship qualifier at Wembley as a reward for their good behaviour."

The national FA Respect Programme sets out codes of conduct for players, coaches, officials and supporters.

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