As an FA Charter Standard Football Club, Jarvis Brook Football Club is committed to providing a safe and friendly environment for its players, supporters, coaches and officials.


Originally launched during the 2008-09 season, the FA’s Respect programme aims to educate parents and coaches in their roles in creating a fun, safe and inclusive environment for players to ensure sustained participation in football from players and volunteers alike.

During the 2017-18 season the FA gave the Respect a new mantra emphasising the role of parents and coaches have in creating and supporting positive behaviour and environments:

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Whatever the final score, football can always be a positive experience and it is our responsibility as a club, as coaches, as parents and as players to make that true now and always.

‘We only Do Positive’ aims to promote and educate coaches and parents on their roles in creating a fun, safe and inclusive environment for all the players, ensuring they have great experiences throughout their football journey. Take a look at these great campaign videos…

Sam's Story

Billy's Story

Pledge of Positivity

The FA has launched the ‘Pledge of Positivity’ which asks parents and spectators involved in under-18s grassroots football to commit to creating a more positive environment at matches across the country.

Will you commit to actively encourage players on both teams, to respect referees, coaches and spectators? These simple behaviours are proven to make football a more enjoyable and positive experience for everyone.

We all know people on the side-lines at grassroots football games influence the pitch environment. Grassroots players need your support.

Research shows 90% of footballers play better in a positive environment.

The FA’s pledge of positivity is a commitment made by parents, spectators and coaches in grassroots football to use their influence to make the match day a more positive environment.

Gareth Southgate has added his name to the Pledge of Positivity.  The England manager appears in a video demonstrating directly to parents the importance of positivity from the sidelines and the impact a negative coach can have on the enjoyment of those playing the game –  to see more, please click on the image below: