Coin for Respect competition

As proud partner of The Football Association’s Respect programme, we are helping to promote mutual respect on and off the pitch.

The first Mutual Respect Coin

At the start of every game of football from grassroots leagues to the professional game, the referee stands beside two opposing teams, flips a coin and by the luck of heads or tails one team gets to kick off the game. It’s been done this way for decades and will continue to be done this way for decades too. It’s a tradition steeped in history and respect. Respect for the referee, the teams playing and the spectators.

That’s why this coin deserves to be special. We want you to help us create the very first Mutual Respect Coin, to start every game with respect.

Respect is defined in the dictionary as a feeling of deep appreciation for someone or something brought on by their abilities, qualities, or achievements and consideration for the feelings, wishes, or rights of others. But what does it mean to you?


Coin for respect drawing

The competition

One side of the Mutual Respect Coin will hold the Nationwide Building Society and FA Respect logo. On the other side of the coin we’d like to feature one of your designs, showing what mutual respect means to you.

  • The winning design will be featured on the coin and used across the country.
  • The winner will also receive their produced coin which can be used at the start of games, and two tickets to an England game at Wembley Stadium connected by EE. Will it be the Lions or Lionesses – it will be totally up to you!
  • Shortlisted entrants will receive a tour, for themselves and a parent or guardian, of Wembley Stadium connected by EE.

How to enter

This free-to-enter competition is open to children and young people, who are UK residents aged 3 to 17 years old. Enter from 7 April 2021. You will need a parent or guardian to help you submit your entry form if you’re under the age of 14.

Read the full competition terms and conditions

Eleven designs will be shortlisted and go to a public vote to find the winning design. Will it be yours?

Download the Coin for Respect template now - How to enter