Code of Conduct
Players Code of Conduct
- Play for the ‘fun of it’, not just to please your players or coach.
- Play by the Laws of the game.
- Never argue with the Referee or Assistant Referee’s decision.
- Control your temper and focus your energy on playing better football.
- Play well for your self and your team, your team’s performance will benefit and so will your own.
- Be a good sport. Recognise all good play, whether by your team or by your opponent’s team.
- Treat all players as you yourself would like to be treated. Do not interfere with, bully or take unfair advantage of any player.
- Remember that the aims of the game are to have fun, improve your skills and feel good.
- Co-operate with your Coach/Manager, team mates and opponents, for without them you will not have a game.
- Learn the Laws of the Game and you will become a much better player.
- Promote the Code of Conduct amongst your team mates.
Parents and Guardians Code of Conduct
- Do not force an unwilling child to participate in football.
- Remember children are involved in football for their enjoyment, not yours.
- Encourage your child to play to the Laws of the Game and not to argue with the Referees and other Officials.
- Teach your child that honest effort is more important than the victory so that the result of the game is accepted without undue disappointment.
- Turn losing into winning by helping your child work towards skill improvement and good sportsmanship. Never ridicule or yell at your child for making a mistake or losing the game.
- Remember that children learn by example. Applaud good play by your team and by members of the opposition.
- Do not question the Referee’s judgement or honesty. Remember he/she is only human with the same feelings as you and, like you, sometimes may make an honest error.
- Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from children’s football.
- Recognise the value and importance of coaches who are all volunteers. They give children their time and resources to provide for your child.
- Read the Laws of the Game to better understand what you are looking at and commenting on.
- Promote this Code of Conduct amongst other Parents or Guardians.
Spectators Code of Conduct.
- Remember that children play organised sports for their own enjoyment. They are not there to entertain you.
- Be on your best behaviour. Do not use profane language or harass (physically or verbally), players, managers, coaches, referees or assistant referees.
- Applaud all good play by your own team and the other team.
- Show respect for your team’s opponents. Without them there would be no game.
- Never ridicule a child for making a mistake during a game.
- Condemn the use of violence and verbal abuse.
- Respect the Referee and Assistance Referee’s decision. Remember they are only human with the same feelings as you and, like you, sometimes make an honest error.
- Encourage players always to play according to the Laws of the Game.
- Read the Laws of the Game to better understand what you are looking at, and commenting on.