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RESPECT Code Of Conduct

Football is not just about game, football is about RESPECT. We all have a part to play. Here is the guideline as a reference for everyone who involve with football. Especially for the grassroots. Lose RESPECT, Lose the GAME.

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 if I’m unhappy about anything at 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 behavior

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 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 behavior
  • 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 behavior
  • 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 behavior 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.

Reference : The FA Respect Code Of Conduct

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