Football is For ALL and should be enjoyed in a safe, fun and inclusive environment, where you and I can play our part.  Madeley White Star FC is proud to support and adhere to the FA Respect Code of Conduct, and actively promotes and encourages ALL members of our club to follow them.

Respect is an important value in life, not just football and we want to ensure that the training and match day environments played here are memorable for the right reasons. It’s all about creating the best possible football experiences.

Every weekend we see lots of children looking over to their mum, dad, brother, sister, grandad, or granny to see if we’re watching them, watching them play, watching them learn. Those innocent eyes learn from us, copy us and love to see us encourage and support them, they love our big smiles and they love how we encourage and cheer them on.

It’s such a massively important time for our children, especially the younger age groups in the U7-U13s and at Madeley White Star FC we ensure that we are doing the best job possible for all of our superstars.

The FA’s Respect programme was launched in the 2008-09 season following a build-up of behavioural problems in the National Game.

The new FA campaign ‘We Only Do Positive' is targeting coaches and parents within mini-soccer and youth football. A new strategic approach to the FA Respect programme will see us focus on this important area of the national game over the next three seasons.

In 2017-18 they carried out extensive research in to football from U7s–U18s. This was to understand where Respect should be positioned to have the biggest impact over a mid to longer term approach. One clear piece of insight highlighted is that 9 in 10 children play better with positive encouragement. Research also highlights the negative connotations a negative experience can have on a child. 

'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.

As a Charter Standard Club we are committed to following the FA Respect Code of Conduct (which is available to view by clicking on the PDF below) and ensure that all our Managers/Coaches, players and parents have read them and have signed up.

Football is an exciting game, and sometimes it’s very easy to temporarily lose sight of the part we need to play.

If you have any concerns regarding Respect, Safeguarding or Welfare please do not hesitate to contact our Club Welfare Officer, Charlotte Bailey via email at

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