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ENJOY THE MATCH

20 October 2016

Say no to bad language in family areas

Pompey are joining with all other EFL clubs across the country in reinforcing a league-wide commitment to saying no to bad language and aggressive behavior in family areas – making the matchday experience more enjoyable for all.

Junior and family attendances across the EFL have risen significantly over recent seasons, a ringing endorsement of clubs’ extensive work to reach out, attract and engage with families.

Supporting all of this work is the EFL’s Enjoy the Match Campaign, an initiative that for many seasons has helped clubs to promote a zero-tolerance policy on anti-social behaviour in family areas.

The Enjoy the Match campaign can be seen across all EFL league stadia and, alongside the EFL’s Family Excellence Awards Scheme, it plays a crucial role in helping clubs to attract families and young supporters to EFL matches.

Here at Pompey we want our fans to feel safe and part of a vibrant exciting matchday experience. 

We ask all supporters to encourage the players, respect the match officials and help to create a great atmosphere inside Fratton Park.

EFL chief executive Shaun Harvey said, “So many of our clubs are now displaying innovative and engaging ways in which they are interacting with families and junior fans.

“There has never been a better time to visit your local EFL club on a matchday and enjoy the sort of entertainment clubs are now providing to ensure the experience stretches well beyond the 90 minutes on the pitch.

“The new club-branded Enjoy the Match campaign materials are another vital cog in the wheel to ensure that the hard work being undertaken by clubs in providing such experiences are not undermined by unwanted anti-social behaviour in family areas.

“Clubs are vigilant in this area and need fans’ support to ensure everyone attending can Enjoy the Match.”

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