RESPECT - Codes of Conduct


PARENTS


I WILL:

  • Remember that children play for fun
  • Applaud effort and good play as well as success
  • Respect the referee’s decisions even when you don’t agree with them
  • Appreciate good play from whatever team it comes from
  • Remain behind the touchline and in the spectators area at all times
  • Let the coach do their job and not confuse the players by telling them what to do
  • Encourage the players to respect the opposition, referee and match officials
  • Support positively and offer players encouragement not criticism
  • Never engage in, or tolerate offensive, insulting or abusive language or behaviour


I UNDERSTAND THAT IF I DO NOT FOLLOW THIS CODE I MAY;

  • Be required to meet with the club committee, the league or Club Welfare Officer
  • Receive a formal warning from the club, league or FA and/or an FA fine
  • Be obliged to attend an FA education course
  • Be obliged to leave the match venue by the club
  • Be requested not to attend future games
  • Be required to leave the club


COACHES, MANAGERS AND CLUB OFFICIALS


I WILL:


  • Remember that children play for fun and use my position to set a positive example for the young people that I can influence
  • Applaud effort and good play as well as success & promote fair play and high standards of behaviours
  • Respect the referee’s decisions even when you don’t agree with them
  • Never enter the field of play without the referee’s permission
  • Encourage the players to respect the opposition, referee and match officials
  • Support positively and offer players encouragement not criticism
  • Never engage in, or tolerate offensive, insulting or abusive language or behaviour
  • Place the well being, safety and enjoyment of each player above everything including winning
  • Never engage in or tolerate any form of bullying
  • Encourage each player to accept responsibility for their own behaviour and performance
  • Ensure all activities I organise are appropriate for the player’s ability level, age and maturity


I UNDERSTAND THAT IF I DO NOT FOLLOW THIS CODE I MAY;


  • Be required to meet with the club committee, the league or Club Welfare Officer
  • Receive a formal warning from the club, league or FA and/or an FA fine
  • Be obliged to attend an FA education course
  • Be obliged to leave the match venue by the club
  • Be requested not to attend future games
  • Be required to leave the club


YOUNG FOOTBALLERS


WHEN PLAYING FOOTBALL, I WILL:


  • Always play to the best of my ability
  • Play fairly – I won’t cheat, 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
  • Shake hands with the other team and referee at the end of the game
  • Listen and respond to what my coach/team manager tells me
  • Talk to someone I trust or the club welfare officer if I’m unhappy about anything at my club


I UNDERSTAND THAT IF I DO NOT FOLLOW THIS CODE ANY/ALL OF THE FOLLOWING ACTION SMAY BE TAKEN BY MY CLUB, JERSEY FA OR THE FA:


  • 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 or substituted - Be suspended from training
  • Be required to leave the club


IN ADDITION:


  • My club, County FA or The FA may make my parent or carer aware of any infringements of the Code of Conduct
  • The FA/County FA could impose a fine and suspension against my club