Young Players Shaking Hands Before A Game

Surrey FA To Run Silent Weekend

James Chadwick
Our third silent weekend will continue to promote Respect in youth football.

Following the success of our previous Silent Weekends in November 2018 and March 2019, we will once again be running a Silent Weekend this month from the 23rd-24th November.

The aim of the initiative is to continue to promote Respect in Youth Football and showcase an attractive game which puts the needs of the players first.

The weekend will see coaches and spectators encouraged to have minimal verbal contact during matches and seeks to raise awareness of the need to create a positive and pressure-free environment in which children can enjoy playing football and learn to love and develop their game.

To run alongside the Silent Weekend, we are offering FREE CPD sessions for coaches to support the development of good matchday practice via the three CPD sessions titled ‘Coaching on Matchday’:

The details of each event and link to book your FREE place can be found below:

  • Wednesday 13th November - Meadowbank Football Ground, Dorking (19:00 – 21:30)
  • Monday 18th November - Horsley FC, Guildford/Leatherhead (19:00 – 21:30)
  • Thursday 21st November – Croygas Sports Club, Croydon (19:00 – 21:30)

Click here to book your place for free.

We hope with your support you will encourage clubs to take part and spread awareness of this fantastic initiative.

Some feedback on our previous silent weekend:

“It certainly made me realise I don’t constantly need to bark instructions”

Reigate Priory

“Great to hear the players’ voices booming out instead of coaches and parents”

Bookham Colts

“My players seemed more relaxed”

AFC Kingston Youth

Find Out More

To find out how our first Silent Weekend was received, please see our infographic.

Interested to find out more about how you can support? Download our Silent Weekend PDF here.

In this resource, you can find FAQ’s on the initiative, ideas for how you can get involved, and supporting resources for parents, coaches and referees.

For any questions, please contact