FA Silent Weekend – Sunday 6th November

Both the Surrey Youth League and the Surrey County Women’s and Girls League are participating in the FA Silent Weekend.

Sheen Lions will be supporting this initiative, all teams are required to play their part.

SYL Statement

Club Secretary, the SYL have chosen to take part in the “FA Silent Weekend Programme” Please see below information from the FA. We ask that all age groups across the entire league take part in this.

FA Silent Weekend

Please play your part in a weekend of football that’ll leave you speechless. We’re promoting a National Silent Support Weekend where leagues and clubs across the country are asking all spectators and coaches to show their support through applause only when the match is in play. This gives players a better opportunity to find their own voice and develop their game. Not sure? Let’s have a go, then tell us what you thought about it. And ask your parents and coaches to tell us too. There will be a short survey, via a digital link shared after the weekend so we can all understand the impact and make improvements for the future.

What to do at the Silent Weekend?

• Allow players to make mistakes

• Allow players to make their own decisions

• Applaud good play and effort from either team

What are the benefits of the Silent Weekend?

• Players can concentrate on the game and not be distracted by the touchline

• Players develop independent learning and decision-making

• Coaches can assess the teams’ communication skills

Join us on the 5th & 6th November 2022 and find out what happens when we turn the volume down for the players on the pitch.


Please find your asset pack to download:


This has marketing guidance, letters, posters, social media assets and some suggested copy so you can let your parents and coaches know you’re taking part and what they need to do. Many thanks for your Support.