YELLOW ARMBAND INITIATIVE LAUNCHED BY STAFFS FA

Oporto Sports client Staffordshire FA launched its brand-new yellow armband Respect initiative during half-time of Stoke City’s annual Respect fixture against Nottingham Forest on Saturday 2 March.

Aimed at supporting young match officials in Staffordshire, the new initiative will see yellow armbands introduced for all referees under the age of 18 in youth football to remind everyone that the referee is still subject to the children’s safeguarding legislation – and should therefore be protected, encouraged and treated with respect.

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