Fairplay League 2018 -2019
Fairplay measures Player, Supporter and Team Official behaviour as perceived and marked by the opposition. We tracked 1056 of our cup and League games played to date and processed over 1,674 submissions received from Parents and Team Managers giving the League 5,022 pieces of data during the season. Based on this data we are pleased to announce the Age group leaders at Christmas 2018 : -
The tables published use raw scores as received, with no penalties applied to the teams that have not made a 100% contribution to the fair play system. We are doing this for the first time as was previously advised by the Fair Play Secretary that we would do. The final tables to be published at the end of the season will be the adjusted tables as usual.
The return rate for fair play submissions so far this season stands at 79%, considerably better than the usual season average of 63%. Thanks to the teams for improved participation. Let's see if we can improve that percentage some more. For now we will continue to allow submissions for all games going back to the start of the season.
The aim is to give young players, managers and parents/supporters a goal to aim for during the season. The ethos behind the scheme is to encourage fair play throughout the age groups. Encouraging young sports people to behave in a sportsman like manner and play fairly is a step towards these players growing in maturity and showing good sportsmanship in the future. The increased pressures of the professional game do not always set the best examples, and we need to show, through the Fairplay League, how the game should be played and what behaviour is expected.
At the end of the season after all results have been tabulated, the winners of each age group will receive a certificate honouring their achievement.
After each match a Fairplay rating about the oposition team is required from your team. This applies to League, Cup, and Subsidiary games that have been played, including abandoned games (that actually started) and void games. We do not require Fairplay submissions for County Cup games.
You'll be able to submit Fairplay scores for games up to 30 days after the match date. Games with missing Fairplay submissions eventually lead to your club dropping down the FairPlay tables so its important to make submissions within the time given. Submit Fairplay scores by clicking here. To submit scores for your team you will need to register for an account if you don't have one already. Club Secretaries can change the teams which club members' accounts are linked to for Fairplay reporting purposes.
Expunged and Void games that were played
We dont need reports about postponed games that were not played. However if the game was played then we want to hear about the behaviour and your scores will count in the Fairplay tables. So when you sign in to Fairplay, expunged and void games will auto fill for you if a submission is expected.
Sometimes, the League may move a team to a different division shortly after the season has begun. Then some of the played League games become expunged from the League tables. However we still require Fairplay reports for these expunged games as we want to track a team's behaviour throughout its time with the League.
If your opposition team folds or withdraws from the League, we would still like a Fairplay submission about the behaviour during games that were played. We keep expunged games in the Fairplay system after teams have withdrawn so that submissions will count in the Fairplay tables.
Void games are rare but arise when games are played and we later find out both sides had players that were not registered in time (usually due to missing the player registration deadline for the start of the season).
Non-submission of Fairplay reports
If you don't file Fairplay reports about the games you play, then your team is penalised. Missed game reports eventually lead to your club appearing lower down the FairPlay tables. 50 points out of the available 100 will be awarded to your team if you and your opponent team both did not score each other. If you do make a submission but your opposition fails to, then 80 points will be scored to your team. So it is worth submitting a score even if you know your opposition does not intend to.