Red Home and Green Away
Team Shorts and Socks and
goalkeepers in Yellow
We all have a responsibility to
promote high standards of behaviour in the game.
In The FA's survey of over 37,000
grassroots participants, behaviour was the biggest concern in the game. This
included both the abuse of match officials and the unacceptable behaviour by
over competitive parents, spectators and coaches on the sidelines.
The FA's Respect programme is
aimed at tackling unacceptable behaviour across the whole game.
Play your part and observe The
FA's Respect Code of Conduct for coaches, team managers and club officials
at all times.
Show respect to others
involved in the game including match officials, opposition players,
coaches, managers, officials and spectators
Adhere to the Laws of the Game
Display and promote high
standards of behaviour
Always respect the match
Never enter the field of play
without the referee's permission
Never engage in public
criticism of the match officials
Never engage in, or tolerate,
offensive, insulting or abusive language or behaviour.
When working with players, I
Place the well-being, safety
and enjoyment of each player above everything, including winning
Explain exactly what I expect
of players and what they can expect from me
Ensure the parents/carers of
all players under the age of 18 understand these expectations
Refrain from, and refuse to
tolerate any form of bullying
Develop mutual trust and
respect with every player to build their self-esteem
Encourage each player to
accept responsibility for their own behaviour and performance
Ensure all activities I
organise are appropriate for the players' ability level, experience, age
Co-operate fully with others
in football (e.g. officials, doctors, physiotherapists, welfare
officers) for each player's best interests
I understand that breaches of
the code may result in action being taken by my County FA and /or The FA.
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