The GAA Respect Initiative aims to promote positive behaviour and to ensure that an enriching environment is provided for the promotion and development of Gaelic Games. This includes respect for and from all participants on and around the field. Download a Poster on the Respect Initiative .Download a Toolkit on the Respect Initiative. This toolkit has been developed to provide Clubs and Counties access to artwork and templates for the various materials being used to promote this important initiative.
How does it work?
- Players and coaches line up behind their manager before and after the game to shake hands with the referee, opposing players and coaches
- Referees communicate decisions to players in an effective manner
- A merit award – based on sporting endeavour and fair play – is awarded to players/teams at the end of each season/blitz
- Supporters remain in designated areas at the side of the pitch for the full duration of each game.
- Each unit must strive to achieve maximum participation for all players
- Referees to be welcomed to the GAA Club.
What is involved?
- Implementing the Code of Behaviour
- Coach & Referee Education (Young Whistlers)
- Designated Spectators` Area
- Go Games Programme
- Strong Club Leadership
- Respect Awareness Programme
- Education Programme
- Recognition and Merit Awards
A Checklist for Behaviour