Code of Conduct

Parents and Guardians

  • 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 referees and other officials.
  • Teach your child that honest effort is more important than victory so that the result of each 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
  • Remember that children learn best by example. Applaud good play by your team and members of the opposition.
  • Do not question the referee’s judgment 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, racial and physical abuse from children’s football.
  • Recognise the value and importance of coaches who are all volunteers. They give their time and resources to provide football for your child.
  • Promote this Code of Conduct.

Players Code

  • Play football for the fun of it. Enjoy your sport.
  • Play by the rules. Never argue with the referee.
  • Be a true sport. Applaud all good play whether by your own team or your opponents and shake hands.
  • Treat all players, as you would like to be treated. Do not criticise, bully or take unfair advantage of any players.
  • Do not swear. Control your temper and do not gloat over victory or scoring a goal.
  • Listen to your team manager and coach. Try you’re hardest at all times during games and in training.
  • Be proud of your football club and take care of the facilities and equipment that are provided.
  • Be courteous and polite to visiting players and supporters and respect your opposition and their facilities when playing away
  • Never forget that you are representing your club
  • Finally, remember the aim of the game is to have fun. Enjoy it and always keep smiling.

Coaches and Managers

  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of each person and treat each equally within the context of the sport.
  • Place the well-being and safety of each player above all other considerations, incl. the development of performance.
  • Develop an appropriate working relationship with each player based on mutual trust and respect.
  • Encourage and guide players to accept responsibility for their own behaviour and performance.
  • Ensure that the activities advocated are appropriate for the age, maturity, experience and ability of players.
  • To at the outset, clarify with the player (and, where appropriate, their parents) exactly what is expected of them and also what they are entitled to expect from their coach.
  • Always promote the club’s Code of Conduct and positive aspects of the sport (e.g. fair play) to players, parents and spectators alike. Never condone any violations of the Laws of the Game or the use of prohibited substances or techniques.
  • Coaches/Managers must consistently display high standards of behaviour and be a role model for players, parents and spectators.
  • Adhere to the guidelines laid out in the Constitution and Rules of The FA.