Season of Respect: Level 1 Club Award

Welcome to the Season of Respect Level 1 Club Award. This initiative aims to tackle the widespread issue of referee and officials abuse, which manifests in various harmful ways from verbal assaults to threatening behaviours.

Working with Clare Sports Partnership, the Season of Respect programme empowers clubs, management, and players to rectify this behavioural problem through activities promoting respect and inclusivity. The initiative also offers specific support for referees, fostering a positive environment and encouraging new recruits into the role.

By signing up to the Level 1 Club Workshop, you will receive a Season of Respect Pitch Side Banner symbolising your commitment to fostering respect in sport. Already in Clare, we have 16 clubs that have achieved Level 1 Status: Ballyvaughan / Fanore GAA Club, Corofin Camogie/GAA Club, Bunratty FC, Clare Comets BC, Ruan Camogie Club, Hermitage FC, St. Pats FC, Lifford AFC, Kilmaley Camogie Club, Tubber GAA Club, Avenue United FC, Banner Ladies Football Club, Cooraclare GAA Club, Fergus Rovers LGFA and Mountshannon FC. We also have 3 clubs that  have achieved the highest award of Level 2 status, Éire Óg GAA Club, Inagh Kilnamona GAA Club and Fern Celtic FC.

To be awarded as a Level 1 Club, your club will attend a 1.5 hour online workshop, that will look at challenging the status quo, foster a culture of respect and inclusion, and create a positive environment for referees.

3 members of you club are required to attend i.e. 1 Club Executive + 1 Head Coach / Manager + 1 adult player / Children’s (player) Welfare Officer, and be operating in County Clare.

If your club is interested in achieving the Season Of Respect Club Level 1 Award, please contact 065-6865434 or email: 



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