Play Your Part

Coaches, Team Managers and Club Officials

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Play your part and support The FA's Code of Respect:

On and off the field, I will:

  • Try your upmost to develop all players equally
  • Place the well-being, safety and enjoyment of each player above everything
  • Never tolerate any form of bullying
  • Ensure all activities are suited for the players’ ability and age
  • Work with others (e.g. officials, doctors, welfare officers, physiotherapists) for each player’s best interests
 

When working with players, I will:

  • Prioritise the clubs inclusive ethos above the match result
  • Follow FA guidelines on match days e.g. pitch size, ball size, goal size
  • Always show respect to everyone involved in the game
  • Stick to the rules and celebrate the spirit
    of the game
  • Encourage fair play and high standards of behaviour
  • Always respect the Referee and encourage players to do the same
  • Never enter the field of play without the
    referee’s permission
  • Never engage in, or tolerate offensive, insulting or abusive behaviour
  • Be aware of the potential impact of bad language on others
  • Be gracious in victory and defeat
  • Respect the facilities home and away

I understand that if I do not follow the Code, I may be:

  • Required to meet with the club or league Welfare officer or your CFA Designated Safeguarding Officer (DSO).
  • Suspended by the club from attending matches
  • Suspended or fined by the County FA
  • Required to leave, lose my position and/or have my license withdrawn
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Play your part and support
The FA's Code of Respect:

  • Have fun; it's what we're here for!
  • Celebrate effort and good play from both sides
  • Always respect the Referee and coaches and encourage players to do the same
  • Stay behind the touchline and within the Designated Spectators' Area (where provided)
  • When players make mistakes, offer them encouragement to try again next time.
  • Never engage in, or tolerate offensive, insulting or abusive language or behaviour
  • Respect the facilities home and away

I understand that if I do not follow the Code, I may be:

  • Have fun; it's what we're here for!
  • Celebrate effort and good play from both sides
  • Always respect the Referee and coaches and encourage players to do the same
  • Stay behind the touchline and within the Designated Spectators' Area (where provided)
  • When players make mistakes, offer them encouragement to try again next time.
  • Never engage in, or tolerate offensive, insulting or abusive language or behaviour
  • Respect the facilities home and away

I understand that if I do not follow the Code, I may be:

  • Issued with a verbal warning or asked to leave
  • Required to meet with the club committee, league or CFA Welfare Officer
  • Obliged to undertake an FA education course
  • Requested not to attend future games,
    be suspended or have my membership
    removed
  • Required to leave the club along with any dependents and/or issued a fine

Know Your Club, Love Your Club.