Code of conduct







§  Remember that children play for FUN


§  Applaud effort and good play


§  Always respect the match officials’ decisions


§  Remain outside the field of play or within the Designated Spectators’ Areas


§  Let the coach do their job and not confuse the players by telling them what to do


§  Encourage your child, and others. Praise effort and performance, not results


§  Encourage the players to respect the opposition, referee and officials


§  Avoid criticising a player for making a mistake – mistakes are part of learning


§  Never engage in, or tolerate, offensive, insulting, or abusive language or behaviour.


§  Parents must develop an appropriate supportive relationship with both the coach and their child based on mutual trust and respect


§  Support the coach’s decisions and discuss any concerns directly with the coach







§  Always work hard to learn and improve and play to the best of my ability


§  Play fairly with sportsmanship and respect to Honour Our Game


§  Respect my team-mates, opposition, officials and self


§  Play by the rules and always respect the referee


§  Value your opposition by playing hard and fair


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


§  Lead by example both on and off the pitch


§  Listen and respond to what my coach tells me


§  Talk to someone I trust or the club welfare officer if I’m unhappy about anything at my club.






§  Show respect to others involved in the game including match officials, opposition players, coaches, officials and parents.


§  Understand and abide by the laws, rules and spirit of the game and any competition in which you participate


§  Promote Fair Play and high standards of behaviour to Honour Our Game


§  Work with the Officials and always show respect


§  Never engage in public criticism of the officials


§  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


§  Explain exactly what I expect of players and what they can expect from me


§  Ensure all parents/spectators of all players have agreed to Code of conduct


§  Always be honest with players, parents, guardians and officials


§  Develop mutual trust and respect with every player to build their self-esteem


§  Encourage each player to accept responsibility for their own behaviour and performance


§  Always look for and encourage positive attributes, performance and effort