Havant & Waterlooville Youth FC are proud to support the FA’s Silent Weekend.

This year, grassroots football leagues across the country will be invited to take part in the weekend by choosing to run games with the coach voice only, or to run games that are completely silent.

The aim of the National Silent Support Weekend is to reduce pressure on youth players at grassroots level and give them a better opportunity and environment to find their own voice, improve their on-pitch communications skills, develop their own game, and most importantly have fun.

Across the National Silent Support Weekend, we’re encouraging spectators to show their support by applauding good play from both teams, but refraining from talking or shouting, with coaches supporting the players as they need to. This is to create an enjoyable, safe and developmental experience for all youth players, so that they can play the game with freedom, without pressure, and without an over-emphasis on winning at all costs.