The FAW Fair Play Day takes place on the opening weekend (11-12 August) of the domestic season this year.
The Fair Play Day is an initiative run by the FAW to promote the message of Fair Play throughout all of Welsh football. The main aim of the Fair Play code is to encourage good behaviour and raise awareness of the ‘Fair Play’ message.
The FAW wants to inspire players, clubs and supporters to take an active role in promoting this message for the benefit of football at every level in Wales, as we all have a collective responsibility for the image of the game.
The leagues taking part in this season’s initiative are as follows:
- Welsh League Division 2 & Division 3
- Mid Wales League Division 1 & Division 2
- Welsh National League Premier Division & Division 1
- Welsh Alliance League Division 1 & Division 2
In order to incentivise Clubs to participate in this code, the FAW offers £1000 prize money to all teams participating within the Directly Affiliated Leagues if they receive the least disciplinary points within their respective divisions each season.
The FAW’s Discipline Officer, Ian Fisher, said: “The FAW Fair Play Day is a great way of promoting the Fair Play message and to remind everyone involved in football, whether that is the players, match officials, coaches or supporters, the importance of being respectful to one another.
“By creating a respectful atmosphere for people to play in, it will produce an environment whereby everybody can feel included and enjoy the beautiful game together.
“Each club that takes a proactive approach and promotes the FAW Fair Play initiative can reduce the number of disciplinary points they have received throughout the season to be in with a chance of winning their League’s FAW Fair Play Table and receive £1000 prize money.”