Silent Weekend 26th February 2023

Sheen Lions along with all teams in the Surrey youth League will be observing the FA Silent Support Weekend at all our matches on 26 February.

To be clear we are asking the spectators 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.

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 team’s communication skills

Misconduct has spiralled out of control in this and many other local leagues. Particularly spectators and managers abusing match officials. The league will do everything it can to remove from the league those who continue to abuse match officials.

Please make this weekend a success.

The FA have provided an asset pack to support the silent weekend, available here: