Code of conduct

As a Charter Standard club we agree to abide by the FA Respect code of conduct. All players, parents and coaches must sign up to the code in addition to following the club codes of conduct as follows:

Code of Conduct for Players

  • Players are requested to be punctual at all times.
  • Players should be smart and dressed in Club tracksuit or hoodies (if provided).
  • Players will address the coaches in a courteous and respectful manner at all times.
  • Players will abide by instructions of the coach provided it does not contradict the spirit of this code.
  • Players will be respectful to all match officials and accept decisions given.
  • Players will respect opponents and avoid violence and rough play.
  • Players will adopt appropriate standards of behaviour and show due respect to supporters, players and officials of both sides.
  • All club equipment and kit must be treated with respect and care.
  • Players must leave facilities as they find them. It is each players responsibility for sorting out their own kit. Shirts, shorts and warm up tops should be laid out correct side out and socks should be turned correct side out with any tape removed.
  • No jewellery should be worn during training or matches.
  • Players must wear shin pads during all training sessions and matches
  • Players should bring a water bottle filled with water/simple juice to every training session throughout the season.
  • Players should inform their coach/manager in good time if they are not available for a match or training session.
  • Each player must complete a Club registration/medical form that must be returned to their coach/manager.
  • Each player must have an FA ID badge.
  • Each player should make every effort to develop and improve their own ability in terms of skill, technique, tactics and stamina.
  • Give maximum effort and set a positive example to other team members
  • Abide by the laws of the game, and competition rules and participate within the spirit of the game.
  • Accept success and failure, victory and defeat equally.
  • Resist temptation and frown upon the use of banned substances and techniques.

Whether you’re in the starting eleven or on the bench, your role as a player is crucial to the success of Respect. On a match day, you’ll be expected to work with your coaches and your captain to allow the referee to manage the game without being subjected to abuse.

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Code of Conduct for Parents and Guardians

  • Parents/guardians are very welcome at all training sessions and matches.
  • Parents/guardians are requested to make sure that their child has adequate provision with regard to clothing during training sessions. Players should arrive with warm bottoms and top and waterproof. The player may then remove the clothing as he/she warms up and will be able to put the clothing back on after training.
  • Parents/guardians are requested to help make sure their child arrives at every training session with a drinks bottle.
  • Parents/guardians are requested to liaise with their coach/manager to ensure that their child’s football commitments do not have a detrimental effect on their school studies.
  • Parents/guardians should ensure that their child’s coach/manager is informed in good time if they are not able to make training or a match.
  • Parents/guardians should encourage their child to follow the players code of conduct.
  • Parents/guardians are encouraged to applaud all aspects of good play and effort by both sides.
  • Parents/guardians are instructed not to coach or shout at any player or official during matches home or away or at any training session.
  • Parents/guardians expectations of their own team/child and attitude towards other players, officials and supporters can have a significant bearing on the child’s attitude towards the same. A positive and constructive attitude must be expressed to all involved at all times.
  • Parents/guardians are responsible for providing a suitable car seat for their child if he/she is being transported by another person and the child does not meet the necessary age/height limit as stipulated by government guidelines.

Parents have a big responsibility as part of the Respect programme. Respect is working to eradicate touchline abuse in football, and parents can play their part by agreeing to, and signing, their club’s Code of Conduct and abiding by them throughout the season. Parents also have a responsibility for their children’s behaviour. The players will also be asked to sign a Code of Conduct, and parents can encourage their children to adhere to the players’ code.

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Code of Conduct for Coaches and Managers

  • Coaches/managers are requested to be punctual at all times.
  • Coaches/managers will be respectful to all match officials, opposition players and managers.
  • All club equipment and kit must be treated with respect and care.
  • Bad or disrespectful language will not be tolerated under any circumstances.
  • Coaches/managers must ensure he/she is not left alone in the dressing room with any one player.
  • Coaches/managers must give the Club full details to enable a Criminal Record Bureau check to be carried out on them.
  • Coaches/managers will address players and their parents in a courteous and respectful manner at all times.
  • Coaches/managers must only encourage players during matches, discussion about players performances etc must be kept until after the games in the confines of the dressing room.
  • Coaches/managers should set a positive example promoting fair play to all involved in the game / training session both on and off the pitch.
  • Coaches/managers should not result to poor gamesmanship or time-wasting regardless of predicted outcome of the game.
  • Abide by the laws of the game, and competition rules and participate within the spirit of the game.
  • Accept success and failure, victory and defeat equally.
  • Resist temptation and frown upon the use of banned substances and techniques.
  • Make every effort to develop the sporting, technical and tactical levels of the club / team using permitted means with the laws of the game and boundaries of fair play.
  • Promote all aspects of the clubs equity policy.

Coaches have a hugely important role to play in Respect, as they are not only responsible for their own behaviour, but they can also influence that of their players and spectators, too. On a match day, you’ll be expected to work with your players, parents and other spectators to allow the referee to manage the game without being subjected to abuse.

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The Club is fully supportive of the FA Respect campaign and details of each persons responsibilities are listed in the appropriate code of conduct sections, full details are available on the FA web site.

If you have any concerns regarding respect or welfare issues please contact the Club Welfare Officer.