Crewe claim fair play award from FA Chairman Greg Dyke
To promote positive behaviour, the Football Association established a Fair Play competition, involving all clubs over the four divisions.Crewe Alexandra Football Club were delighted to have won the award for the 2012/13 season after finishing top of the Fair Play League.
The club were pleased to welcome the FA Chairman, Greg Dyke, to present manager Steve Davis with the award and a cheque for £5,000. The club have invested the money in our Youth Development programme following the introduction of the Elite Player Performance Plan.
Teams are assessed in five categories, with a further category relating to the behaviour of the public. The five categories are:
- red and yellow cards
- positive play (speeding up the game, no timewasting)
- respect towards opponents
- respect towards the referee
- behaviour of the team officials.
Manager Steve Davis said: “Crewe Alexandra has a long tradition of promoting Fair Play that stemmed from when Dario was in charge of the club.
“I have tried to follow that example and was pleased to hear that we had won the Football Association award for last season. We don’t set out to win the Fair Play Award as such, but just make sure we remained disciplined as we can and show respect to our opponents and the officials.
“I think Crewe Alexandra players set that example and it is always nice when that is recognized by our Association.