Protect Our Game is Football Queensland’s overarching respect initiative aimed at eliminating poor behaviour on and off the field and ensuring all referees, players, coaches, volunteers and spectators promote a positive environment and supportive behaviours when involved in football.
Three key elements underpin the campaign:
Football Queensland will continue to roll out new digital content, activations and policies to promote Protect Our Game throughout the year to keep it front of mind and visible in the community.
Content surrounding key Laws of the Game are being rolled out across Football Queensland’s digital channels. The purpose of publishing the IFAB (International Football Association Board) Laws of the Game, is to provide stakeholders with a better understanding of decisions made by referees.
Football Queensland will celebrate Protect Our Game in a statewide themed round from the 19-21 August.
Clubs will be encouraged to embrace positive football behaviours during the themed round and beyond with infographics and templates promoting key messages for members.
This round has been specifically created to raise awareness around poor behaviours often experienced later in the season which is typically heightened due to promotion, relegation and the opportunity to play in finals series.
More information and resources for clubs will be released soon.
Football Queensland & Football Australia have developed a wide range of policies and resources that provide guidance and framework to provide a supportive and positive environment. New measures will be rolled out by FQ and added to ensure the Protect Our Game initiative upholds its aim and purpose.