Cheshire Girls Football League

Cheshire Girls Football League
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Cheshire Girls Football League

CHESHIRE FA CHARTER STANDARD LEAGUE AWARD WINNERS 2015. Welcome to Cheshire Girls Football League. It all started in the mid-90s when the managers of half a dozen newly formed girls' football teams got together with the support of Cheshire FA and created... More

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RESPECT Barriers,Tech Areas & Spectators 2017-2018

(Andy Thomas 12/09/2017)
This season Cheshire Girls Football League are continuing with and more rigorously enforcing the use of RESPECT barriers for all matches (including mini-soccer) and technical areas.

A pitch map showing the suggested locations for these barriers and technical areas can be found here:

For 9-a-side and 11-a-side games:

Before the start of a match on one touchline RESPECT barriers must be erected by both the home and away team (1/2 a pitch each), these barriers together should form a continuous single barrier running the length of the pitch and supporters from both teams should stand behind this one composite barrier.

For 5-a-side and 7-a-side games:

Before the start of the first match the home team should collect a RESPECT barrier from the barn set it up one one touchline. The barrier should run the length of the pitch and supporters from both teams should stand behind this one barrier.
At the change over between the first and second match the RESPECT barrier should be left in place .
At the end of the second match the home team should return the RESPECT barrier to the barn.

Parents should be briefed that they are expected to behave in a manor appropriate for a children's football match and comply with the parents code of conduct issued by the FA, League and your club.

The FA's code of conduct for Parents/Spectators can be found here:

Clubs should remind parents that they should not shout out instructions to the players, that they should support and encourage players from both teams AND THE REFEREE.

Teams should consider appointing a parent representative who can help ensure touchline behaviour remains in line with the parents code of conduct.

The FA have a guide for parents and carers here:

On the same touchline as the RESPECT barrier is setup each team will mark out a technical area close to the half way line with a minimum of 6 cones, the technical area should be about 3 meters wide and set back from the touchline about 1 meter or as the space allows.

Up to 2 adults (Manager and Coach) and the substitutes are then allowed within the technical area.

Only one person is expected to be issuing tactical instructions to the team from the technical area at any one time. Coaches should not generally leave the technical area unless asked to do so by the referee or another "common sense" reason requires you to do so.

Adults who are running the touchline with the flag must not coach their respective teams.