The SCL Youth Development League is the latest league to join forces with Kappa UK and MJM Sports for their combined “Respect” initiative. The campaign, now rolled out across numerous leagues in the UK, is used to help increase sportsmanship, encourage good behaviour and set an example for fair competition. Every month, the teams who show the most “respect” will gain a Kappa voucher to reward them. Accruement of Yellow and red cards, dissent and overall overall sportsmanship all have a say in which teams earn the monetary reward. SCL Co-Owner and Partnership Director Steve Franks (below, left) said: “SCL are pleased that Kappa UK and MJM Sports have signed the SCL Youth Development League as part of the respect campaign to encourage to the lads the benefits of playing by the rules and setting an example which is a fundamental part of the game.
” The SCL Youth Development League gives players aged 16-19 the chance to play in regular competitive fixtures and engage young people through the power of sport. SCL is the UK’s leading independent provider of education through sport and currently partners with more than 60 football, cricket and rugby clubs to deliver study programmes for young people. SCL use the power of sport as a medium to engage young people in education and help them build career pathways and opportunities in sport. Kappa Team Sport Manager Dave Bandell said: “Kappa UK are delighted to have signed the SCL youth development league up to our respect campaign in conjunction with our retail partners MJM Sports.