‘Let kids be kids’.
It’s a simple message and is one that Football South Coast are keen to make the centre of attention at matches this weekend as part of the Shoosh For Kids campaign.
Created by the NSW Government’s Office of Sport, the campaign is aimed at encouraging positive behavior on the sidelines during sporting events.
Clubs across the Illawarra have thrown their support behind the campaign and Football South Coast chief executive Ann-Marie Balliana said it’s something they were happy to get behind.
“It is an important message,” she said.
“It is all about common sense sort of stuff and letting kids be kids.
“The fundamental concept is if you don’t have anything positive to say, don’t say anything at all.
“It is all about not only the players, but the referees as well because we have a lot of junior referees out there every week.
“It is about keeping the comments positive to everyone involved.”