We support the multiple Codes of Conduct applied as standard across grassroots football

Please understand that breaches of any of these codes may result in action being taken by the Club, the League, the County FA and / or The FA. Note – This action may include suspension or expulsion from the Club.

The club encourages you ta take time to read below and here for a better understanding of the expectations set out nationally by The FA

Code of Conduct – Young Players

When playing football and when training, I will:

  • Always behave myself.

  • Always do my best, even if we’re losing or the other team is stronger.

  • Play fairly – I won’t cheat, complain or waste time.

  • Never be rude to my team-mates, the other team, the referee, spectators or my coach/team manager.

  • Do what the referee tells me.

  • Shake hands with the other team and referee at the end of the game.

  • Listen to my coach/team manager and respect what he/she says.

  • Talk to someone I trust, for example my parents or the club welfare officer, if I’m unhappy about anything at my club.

Code of Conduct – Spectators and Parents/Carers

I will:

  • Remain outside the field of play and behind the Designated Spectator Area barrier.

  • Never engage in, or tolerate, offensive, insulting, aggressive or abusive language or behaviour in any form.

  • Always respect the match officials’ decisions and never challenge or criticise them.

  • Applaud effort and good play as well as success.

  • Remember that children play for FUN.

  • Let the coaches do their job and not confuse the players by telling them what to do.

  • Encourage the players to respect the opposition and match officials.

  • Never criticise a player for making a mistake – mistakes are part of learning.

Code of Conduct – Coaches, Team Managers & Club Officials

On and off the field I will:

  • Show respect to everyone involved in the game

  • Stick to the rules and celebrate within the spirit of the game.

  • Encourage fair play and high standards of behavior.

  • Always respect the referee and encourage players to do the same.

  • Never engage in, or tolerate offensive, abusive and/or insulting behavior/language.

  • Never enter the field of play without the referee permission.

When working with players I will:

  • Place the well-being, safety and enjoyment of every player above everything

  • Never tolerate any form of bullying.

  • Ensure all activities are suitable for player age and ability

  • Work with others (officials, parents, welfare officers) for each players best interest.