Code of Conduct
- The club expects fair play at all times.
- Shake hands with match officials and opponents after the game (whatever the result).
- Do not become involved in disputes with officials, opponents or spectators.
- Let the referee handle incidents in the game. Do not retaliate against opponents.
- Do not applaud sending-off or the errors of opponents.
- Treat the chaning room facilities of all clubs you visit with respect.
- Teamwork, effort and enjoyment are as important as winning. Learn to win and lose with dignity.
- Remember you are representing your club. Be sensible and enjoy yourself.
(Team Managers, Coaches, Club Officials etc.)
- Officials, particularly managers, have a crucial role to play in the game.
- Encourage your players to win in the correct spirit.
- Do not abuse your own players or those of the other team.
- Handle any unruly behaviour among your spectators before it gets out of hand.
- Do not use foul or abusive language to match officials, players or spectators.
- Under no circumstances enter the field of play during the course of a match unless expressly requested to do so by the referee.
- Referees, parents and spectators who are officiating as referees and assistant referees have the full authority of The FA. It is the responsibility of the club officials to ensure they are treated with respect.
- Under no circumstances remove your team from the pitch without the express permission of the referee.
- Your actions influence the mood of the players and the game.
- Stand away from the touchline.
- Do not abuse match officials, however much you disagree with their decision.
- Encourage all players and applaud their efforts.
- Do not ridicule opponents for their mistakes.
- Do not use foul or abusive language to players or other spectators.
- Do not use physical violence or threaten anyone.
- You must not enter the field of play during a game unless you are asked to do so by the referee.
- Remember when you are supporting your team you are representing your club.
- You are subject to the laws of the game. You can be cautioned, reported, sent away from the ground and banned from attending any matches. Your team can also be fined, suspended or expelled from the competition.
- No alcohol to be consumed on the touchline whilst the game is in progress.
- Any decision made by the committee regarding code of conduct is final.