The posters the club received were truly fantastic, with each of them showing support for The FA’s Respect campaign. The posters submitted really captured the message that the club wanted to put out there.
The posters were judged by the club’s Chairman, who was incredibly impressed with each entry, and found it an exceptionally difficult task to pick the 4 (equal) winners, due to the great effort that each player had put into their poster.
One of the winners (an under-12s player) wrote on their poster, which really captured the reason the club decided to run the competition: "Football isn’t just a sport, it’s an art, a family, it brings people together, it embraces the next generation. But, for football to stay open to all members of society, it needs to be FAIR.
“There will always be room for passion, kindness and respect, but never for racism or sexism. Nobody is better because they are white or black, Asian or African, girl or boy. Never compare like that. So when you play your next match: Thank the referee, shake hands and accept. Just be nice!"
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