How idea of Silent Weekend was trialled by two clubs in Bolton first

Tony Berry

Tony Berry

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DESPITE the idea being marketed by the Lancashire FA this weekend, two local clubs had trialled the silent concept a few months ago.

Tony Berry is in charge of the Tika Taka Galacticos and recalled how it was a success previously.

He said: “I had this idea at the start of the season, to stop all the parents and coaches shouting at the kids.

“I asked the chairman of the Bolton, Bury and District Junior Football League, Warren Barlow, and he agreed I would be able to arrange a silent game, as long as the away team agreed.

“I gave him my feedback,when we played Bolton Lads and Girls Club under-10s.

“The game was played with all the parents in silence and both teams were coached at the start and at half time, with no shouting when the kids were playing. I am happy that this then happened across the country at the weekend.”

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9:22am Wed 12 Mar 14

DMC1234 says...

I am a parent and completely disagree. This was an appalling idea and completely ruined the match last weekend. The publicising of this ridiculous idea has been so one sided and not shown the views of the kids that want their parents to help and encourage from the side lines. I suppose the highly paid executive at the FA that came up with this stupid idea has justified and secured their job for another year.!!
Silent football, what a joke.!!!!
I am a parent and completely disagree. This was an appalling idea and completely ruined the match last weekend. The publicising of this ridiculous idea has been so one sided and not shown the views of the kids that want their parents to help and encourage from the side lines. I suppose the highly paid executive at the FA that came up with this stupid idea has justified and secured their job for another year.!! Silent football, what a joke.!!!! DMC1234
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