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Contact our club welfare officer, email: tracydstephen@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

YOUNG PLAYERS


WHEN PLAYING FOOTBALL I WILL:

• Always play to the best of my ability and for the benefit of my team

• Play fairly – 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 – I will 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

• Understand that a coach has to do what is best for the team and not one individual player

• 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 the code, any/all of the following actions may be taken by my club, county FA or The FA:

 

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 the 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.

SPECTATORS


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 within the Designated Spectators’ Area      

• 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 the Code, any/all of the following actions may be taken:

 

I MAY BE:

• Issued with a verbal warning from a club or league official

• Required to meet with the club, league or CFA Welfare Officer

• Required to meet with the club committee

• Obliged to undertake an FA education course

• Obliged to leave the match venue by the club

• Requested by the club not to attend future games

• Suspended or have my club membership removed

• Required to leave the club along with any dependents.

 

IN ADDITION:

 

• The FA/County FA could impose a fine and/or suspension on the club.

COACHES, TEAM MANAGERS AND CLUB OFFICIALS 


We all bear a collective responsibility to set a good example and help provide a positive environment in which children can learn and enjoy the game. Play your part and observe The FA’s Respect Code of Conduct at all times.


ON AND OFF THE FIELD, I WILL:

• Use my position to set a positive example for the young people I am responsible for

• Show respect to others involved in the game including match officials, opposition players, coaches, managers, officials and spectators

• Adhere to the laws and spirit of the game

• Promote Fair Play and high standards of behaviour

• Respect the match official’s decision

• Never enter the field of play without the referee’s permission

• Never engage in, or tolerate, offensive, insulting or abusive language or behaviour

• Be gracious in victory and defeat. WHEN WORKING WITH PLAYERS,

 

I WILL:

• 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 players’ ability level, age and maturity

• Co-operate fully with others in football (e.g. officials, doctors, physiotherapists, welfare officers) for each player’s  best interests.

I understand that if I do not follow the Code, any/all of the following actions may be taken by my club, County FA or The FA:

 

I MAY BE:

• Required to meet with the club, league or County Welfare Officer

• Suspended by the club from attending matches

• Suspended or fined by the County FA

• Required to leave or be sacked by the club.

 

IN ADDITION:

• My FA Coaching Licence may be withdrawn.


 

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