of Conduct for Football
Football is the
national game. All those involved with the game at every level and whether
as a player , match official, coach,owner or administrator, have a responsibility
, above and beyond compliance with the law, to act according to the highest
standards of integrity, and to ensure that the reputation of the game is,
and remains high. This code applies to all involved in football under the auspices
of The Football Association.
, at all levels, is a vital part of a community. Football will take into account
community feeling when making descisions.
is opposed to discrimination of any form and will promote measures to prevent
it, in whatever form, from being expressed.
recognises the sense of ownership felt by those who participate at a; levels
of the game. This includes those who play, those who coach or help in any
way, and those who officiate, as well as administrators and supporters. Football
is committed to appropriate consultation.
acknowledges the extent of its influence over young people and pledges to
set a positive example.
acknowledges that public confidence demands the highest standards of financial
and administrative behaviour within the game, and will not tolerate corruptionor
will uphold a relationship of trust and respect between all involved in the
game, wheteher they are individuals, clubs or other organisations.
the use of violence of any nature by anyone involved in the game.
is committed to fairness in its dealings with all involved in the game.
and Fair Play
is committed to the principal of playing to win consistent with Fair Play.
of Conduct for Team Officials
towards the game
team Official should:
1. Set a positive example for others, particularly young players and supporters
Promote and develop his own team having regard to the interest of the Players,
Supporters and reputation of the national game.
Share knowledge and experience when invited to do so, taking into account
the interset of the body that has requested this rather than personal interests.
Avoid all forms of gamesmanship.
Show due respect to Match Officials and others involved in the game.
Always have regard for the best interests of the game, including where publically
expressing an opinion of the game and any particular aspect of it, including
others involved in the game.
Not to tolerate inappropriate language.
towards the Team
team Official should:
Make every effort to develop the sporting, technical and tactical levels of
the club/team, and to obtain the best results for the team, using all permitted
Give priority to the interests of the team over individual interests.
Resist all illegal or unsporting influences, including banned substances and
Promote ethical principles.
Show due respect for the interests of the players, coaches and officials,
their own club/team and others.
towards the Supporters
team Official should:
Show due respect for the interests of supporters
towards other Match Officials:
team Official should:
Accept the decisions of the Match Official without protest
Avoid words or actions which may mislead a Match Official
Show due respect towards Match Officials.
of Conduct for Coaches
are key to the establishment of ethics in football. Their concept of ethics
and their attitude directly affects the behaviour of players under their supervision.
Coaches are, therefore, expected to pay particular care to the moral aspect
of their conduct.
have to be aware that almost all their everyday decisions and choices of actions,
as well as strtegic targets , have ethical implications.
is natural that winning constitutes a basic concern for coaches. This code
is not intended to conflict with that. However the code calls for coaches
to disassociate themselves from a "win-at-all-costs" attitudes.
responsibility is requested from coaches involved in coaching young people.
The health, safety, welfare and moral education ogf the young people are a
first priority, befor ethe achievement or the reputation of the club, school,
coach or parent.
out below is the FA Coaches Association Code od Conduct (which reflects the
standards expressed by the National Coaching Foundation and National Association
of Sports Coaches) which forms the benchmark for all involved in coaching:
Coaches must respect the rights, dignity and worth of each and every person
and treat each equally within the context of the sport.
Coaches must place the well-being and safety of each player above all other
considerations, including the development of performance.
Coaches must adhere to all guidelines laid down by governing bodies.
Coaches must develop an appropriate working relationship with each player
based on mutual trust and respect.
Coaches must not excert undue influence to obtain personal benefit or reward.
Coaches must encourage and guide players top accept responsibility for their
own behaviour and performance.
Coaches must ensure that the activities thet direct or advocate are appropriate
for the age, maturity, experience and ability of players.
Coaches should, at the outset, clarify with the players (and, where appropriate,
parent) exactly what is expected of them and also what they are entitled to
expect from their coach.
Coaches must co-operate fully with other specialists (e.g. other coaches,
officials, sports scientists, doctors, physiotherapists) in the best interests
of the player.
Coaches must always promote the posite aspects of the sport (e.g. fair play)
and never condone violations of The Laws of the Game, behaviour contrary to
the spirit of the Laws of the Game or relevant rules and regulations or the
use of prohibited substances or techniques
Coaches must consistently display high standards of behaviour and appearance.
Coaches must not use or tolerate inappropriate language.
of Coduct for Parents/Spectators
have a great influence on childrens enjoyment and success in football. All
children play football because they first and foremost love the game- its
fun. It is important to remember that however good a child becomes at football
within our club it is important that positive encouragement from all parents
/spectators will contribute to:
sense of personal achievement.
the childs skills and techniques
Parents/Spectators expectations and attitudes
have a significant bearing on a childs attitude towards:
Parents/Spectators within our club should
always be positive and encouraging towards all of the children not just their
the opposition as well as your own team.
coaching the child during the game.
to shout and scream
the referees decision.
attentionm to each of the children invovled in football not just the most
encouragement to everyone to participate in football.
OUR CLUB ARE REQUIRED TO AGREE AND ADHERE TO THE CLUBS CODE OF CONDUCT AND
CHILD PROTECTION POLICY