Codes of Conduct


We ask all players, coaches/managers and parents/supporters to sign up to our club code of conduct set out below. By comiiting to the club, each person agrees to abide by the following codes of conduct:

Young Players

Play your part and support The FA’s Code of Respect:


When playing football, I will:
• Always play my best for the benefit of the team
• Play fairly and be friendly – I won’t cheat, dive, complain or waste time
• Respect my team-mates, the other team, the referee or my coach/manager
• Play by the rules as directed by the referee
• Be gracious in victory and defeat
• Listen carefully to what my coach tells me
• Understand that a coach has to do what's best for the team
• Talk to someone I trust or the club welfare officer if I’m unhappy about
anything at my club
• Encourage my team mates
• Respect the facilities home and away
I understand that if I do not follow the code I may be:
• Required to apologise to my team-mates, the other team, referee or team
manager
• Receive a formal warning from the coach or club committee
• Be dropped, substituted or suspended from training
• Be required to leave the club

Coaches, Team Managers and Club Officials


Play your part and support The FA’s Code of Respect:


When playing football, I will:
• Use my position to set a positive example for the young people I am responsible for
• Always show respect to everyone involved in the game
• Stick to the rules and celebrate the spirit of the game
• Promote fair play and high standards of behaviour
• Always respect the Referee and encourage players to do the same
• Never enter the field of play without the referee’s permission
• Never engage in, or tolerate offensive, insulting or abusive behaviour
• Be aware of the potential impact of bad language on others
• Be gracious in victory and defeat
• Respect the facilities home and away
When Working with players, I will:
• Place the well-being, safety and enjoyment of each player above everything else
• Never tolerate any form of bullying
• Encourage each player to accept responsibility for their own behaviour and
performance
• Ensure all activities are suited for the players’ ability and age
• Co-operate fully with others in football (e.g. officials, doctors, welfare officers,
physiotherapists) for each player’s best interests
I understand that if I do not follow the code I may be:
• Required to meet with the club or league welfare officer or the CFA Designated
Safeguarding Officer (DSO)
• Suspended by the club from attending matches
• Suspended or fined by the County FA
• Required to leave, lose my position and/or have my license withdrawn

Spectators and Parents/Carers


Play your part and support The FA’s Code of Respect:


• Remember that children play for FUN
• Celebrate effort and good play from both sides
• Always respect the Referee and coaches decisions even when you don’t agree
with them
• Encourage the players to respect the opposition, referee and match officials
• Stay behind the touchline and within the Designated Spectators’ Area
• When players make mistakes, offer them encouragement to try again next
time
• Never engage in, or tolerate offensive, insulting or abusive language or
behaviour
I understand that if I do not follow the code I may be:
• Issued with a verbal warning from a club or league official
• Asked to leave the match venue
• Required to meet with the club committee league or CFA Welfare Officer
• Obliged to undertake an FA education course
• Requested not to attend future games, be suspended or have my membership
removed
• Required to leave the club along with any dependents and/or issued a fine