Code Of Conduct (Parents/Carers/Spectators)

Parents/Carers and Spectators have a great influence on children’s enjoyment and success in football. All children play football first and foremost because they love the game. Positive encouragement will contribute to children enjoying football, a sense of personal achievement, self-esteem and improving skills & techniques.

Your expectations and attitudes can have a significant bearing on children’s attitude towards other players, Officials, Manager’s & Spectators. So, always be positive and encouraging towards all of the children:

  • Applaud the opposition as well as your own team
  • Don’t coach before, during or after the game
  • Do not shout or scream
  • Respect the referee’s decision
  • Give attention to each of the children involved in football, not just the most talented
  • Give encouragement to everyone to participate in football
  • Don’t encroach on the pitch/stand well back from the line during matches, leaving space for officials
  • Positively support the managers/coaches decisions at all time.

As a club, we recognise we have a major responsibility to ensure the behaviour of coaches, players and parents is at all times within acceptable boundaries and will not hesitate to consider sanctions including:

  • Temporary training or match rest periods for players without refund
  • Temporary or permanent pitch side spectator bans for family members; where we feel this is in the best interests of all concerned.

Please note all forms of swearing and or, disruptive behaviour will not be tolerated by the club.