Arsenal presented with Fair Play prize by FA Chairman

Tuesday 26 Nov 2013
FA Chairman Greg Dyke presents a cheque for £30,000 to Arsenal's Ivan Gazidis and representatives from the Premier League and Barclays.

Prize money awarded to Arsenal after the club topped last season’s Fair Play League will help develop their future stars.

FA Chairman Greg Dyke presented Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis with a cheque for £30,000 ahead of last Saturday’s match with Southampton.

And the Gunners will use the money to install match analysis technology at Boreham Wood FC, where its development sides play their home matches. 

The system will enable Arsenal’s coaches to track the fitness levels of the club’s younger players, assist with their development and help prevent injury and will benefit numerous generations of young players.

Arsenal finished top of the 2012-13 Fair Play League last season, ahead of Tottenham Hotspur in second place and Liverpool in third.

The Fair Play table takes into account red and yellow cards, positive play, respect towards the opponent, respect towards the referee and the behaviour of team officials. Marks are submitted by an independent match delegate.

Arsenal won the Premier League award, with The FA making Respect and Fair Play Awards to leagues, clubs and individuals at all levels of English football to highlight the importance of playing the game in the right way.

By FA Staff