Surrey Leagues set for Silent Weekend

Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th November 2019

The Silent Weekend will help to highlight the impact that spectator and coach communication can have on players and match officials during a match. By asking for silence from the side lines we hope the focus will be to let players play and help to remove the additional pressures sometimes put on our match officials.

We will be asking for all verbal communication to stop for the duration of all matches in selected leagues, requesting that encouragement is shown by applause for goals and excellent play instead.

We appreciate that many people watching football will already do so in a positive manner, providing the necessary encouragement to help players perform to their best and that this is a big change from normal fixtures. That said, we believe this is a great opportunity to gain feedback from players and allow managers to experiment with new ways of coaching their players.