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RESPECT CODE OF CONDUCT – 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  FA’s Respect Code  of Conduct at all times.


On and off the field, I will:

* Use my position to set a positive example for the 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 behaviour 

* 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 behaviour
* Be aware of the potential impact of bad language on other participants, facility users or neighbours

* 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

* 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  

I understand that if I do not follow the Code, any/all of the following actions may be taken by my club, County FA or The FA:


I may be:

* Required to meet with the club, league or County Welfare Officer

* Suspended by the club from attending matches 

* Suspended or fined by the County FA

* Required to leave or be sacked by the club  


In addition:


* My FA Coaching Licence may be withdrawn










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