Code of Conduct

Players Code of Conduct

  1. Play for the ‘fun of it’, not just to please your players or coach.
  2. Play by the Laws of the game.
  3. Never argue with the Referee or Assistant Referee’s decision.
  4. Control your temper and focus your energy on playing better football.
  5. Play well for your self and your team, your team’s performance will benefit and so will your own.
  6. Be a good sport. Recognise all good play, whether by your team or by your opponent’s team.
  7. Treat all players as you yourself would like to be treated. Do not interfere with, bully or take unfair advantage of any player.
  8. Remember that the aims of the game are to have fun, improve your skills and feel good.
  9. Co-operate with your Coach/Manager, team mates and opponents, for without them you will not have a game.
  10. Learn the Laws of the Game and you will become a much better player.
  11. Promote the Code of Conduct amongst your team mates.

Parents and Guardians Code of Conduct

  1. Do not force an unwilling child to participate in football.
  2. Remember children are involved in football for their enjoyment, not yours.
  3. Encourage your child to play to the Laws of the Game and not to argue with the Referees and other Officials.
  4. Teach your child that honest effort is more important than the victory so that the result of the game is accepted without undue disappointment.
  5. 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.
  6. Remember that children learn by example. Applaud good play by your team and by members of the opposition.
  7. 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.
  8. Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from children’s football.
  9. Recognise the value and importance of coaches who are all volunteers. They give children their time and resources to provide for your child.
  10. Read the Laws of the Game to better understand what you are looking at and commenting on.
  11. Promote this Code of Conduct amongst other Parents or Guardians.


Spectators Code of Conduct.

  1. Remember that children play organised sports for their own enjoyment. They are not there to entertain you.
  2. Be on your best behaviour. Do not use profane language or harass (physically or verbally), players, managers, coaches, referees or assistant referees.
  3. Applaud all good play by your own team and the other team.
  4. Show respect for your team’s opponents. Without them there would be no game.
  5. Never ridicule a child for making a mistake during a game.
  6. Condemn the use of violence and verbal abuse.
  7. 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.
  8. Encourage players always to play according to the Laws of the Game.
  9. Read the Laws of the Game to better understand what you are looking at, and commenting on.

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