Fairplay is the online team behaviour rating service for grassroot junior football Leagues that want to identify and reward well behaved teams while identifying and calling to account the badly behaving teams. Team officials submits ratings for the opposition online after each game. Overworked Team Managers can easily nominate Parent helpers to do this. The league gets reports, analysis and is able to publish Fairplay tables on its website just like the FA suggests. Fairplay tables help Leagues to reward the best teams and call to account badly behaving teams.
This service is in operation with two junior football leagues between them managing 450 teams (about 5,000 players). The largest of these is the South Bucks Mini Soccer Conference Fairplay scheme which went live in 2015 and contains 250 teams. I’m always happy to talk to more League committee members interested in using digital technology to manage team behaviour across their League.
3.5m children play regular football each month in England according to the FA in November 2014. Thinkable Cloud’s Fairplay Software-as-a-Service helps junior football leagues meet challenges set by the FA in its “Your guide to The FA’s Respect programme” :-
… Leagues have a role to play in highlighting teams that have a good record of behaviour. Many leagues operate marking systems for their clubs, publishing Fair Play Tables …..
Leagues must ensure that they collate evidence of poor behaviour … and pass this onto the appropriate County FA.
… call clubs with poor behaviour to account …