RUGBY TOWN: Club receive Respect award at Wembley

Rugby Town directors Mike Yeats and Neil Melvin with the FA Respect award at Wembley
Rugby Town directors Mike Yeats and Neil Melvin with the FA Respect award at Wembley

Another fair play honour for Valley

Rugby Town directors Mike Yeats and Neil Melvin were presented with the club’s latest honour for fair play at Wembley on Sunday, the FA’s 2016 Respect Award. Town received just 35 yellow cards and one red card in 51 games across 2106/17, and were presented with their Respect accolade from David Gill, FA Vice Chairman and previous Chief Executive at Manchester United ahead of the Community Shield game.

Laurence Jones, The FA’s Head of Clubs and Leagues, said: “The winners represent the crème de la crème among an inspirational group of leagues, clubs and individuals. Each has shown determination to ensure that the game is played in the manner it should be - by instilling and maintaining Respect in the game.

“It is fitting that those that have excelled over the past season should be recognised for their achievements.”