FC Cumberland, October’s RESPECT Team of the Month, joined us at Saturday’s match.
This season Sheffield & Hallamshire County FA has launched a RESPECT Team of the Month award and FC Cumberland, receive their award prior to Rovers’ game with Leyton Orient.
We also welcomed also representatives from the Doncaster Sunday Alliance League who nominated them for the award following a positive report received by the League from a referee that highlighted the team’s excellent attitude and behaviour on and off the pitch.
FC Cumberland applauded good play by their opponents and did not get into any arguments or disagreements. The team supported all decisions made by the referee and at the end of the game every player shook hands with opponents and referee.
John Steele from Doncaster Sunday Alliance League said: “That is excellent news and well deserved.
“FC Cumberland have been in the league for a while now. All teams should look to follow the good example they set as a well-run team and club, I really admire them”.
Sheffield & Hallamshire County FA assistant football development officer Jade Elson said: “This is a fantastic example of good sportsmanship within the game and something all teams should aspire to.
"The players and club officials are a credit to their club, league and the game”.
The county FA presented the club with a match ball and Respect merchandise and the club received a trophy and certificate.
Doncaster Rovers FC have also rewarded the team, with a free pitch to train on earlier this week and a number tickets for Saturday’s game, everyone at the County FA is grateful to the club for their help and support