As players of Woodingdean Wanderers Football Club it is your responsibility to promote high standards of behaviour in the game.
As footballers of our club you have a big part to play.
The FA is asking you to follow a RESPECT code of conduct.
· Always play to the best of your ability.
· Play fairly- don’t cheat, complain or waste time.
· Respect your team mates, the other team, the referee and your coach/manager.
· Play by the rules, as directed by the referee.
· Shake hands with the other team and referee at the end of the game.
· Listen and respond to what your coach/team manager tells you.
· Talk to someone you trust or the club Welfare Officer if you’re unhappy about anything at the club.
Understand that if you don’t follow the code any or all of the following may be taken by the club, Sussex County FA or the FA.
· Be required to apologise to your team mates, the other team, referee or team manager.
· Receive a formal warning from the coach or the club committee.
· Be dropped or substituted.
· Be suspended from training.
· Be required to leave the club.
Finally the Sussex County FA or the FA could impose a fine and suspension against Woodingdean Youth FC.
PARENTS / CARERS / SUPPORTERS
As parents and carers we all have a responsibility to promote high standards of behaviour in the game.
Woodingdean Wanderers Football Club is supporting the FA’s RESPECT programme to ensure football can be enjoyed in a safe, positive environment.
Remember children’s football is a time for them to develop their technical, physical, tactical and social development.
Please plat your part by observing the FA’s code of conduct for spectators/ parents/ carers.
· Remember that children play for FUN.
· Applaud effort and good play as well as success.
· Always respect the match official decision, even when you think they are wrong.
· Remain outside the field of play and within the designated spectator’s area.
· Let the coach do their job and not confuse the players by telling them what to do.
· Encourage the players to respect the opposition, referee and match officials.
· Avoid criticising a player for making a mistake – mistakes are a part of learning.
· Never engage in, or tolerate, offensive, insulting, or abusive language or behaviour.
· Remember that our club is run entirely by volunteers, who give up a lot of their time so that children (and adults) can meet, enjoy, learn and take part in football. Though they are not professionals they are doing the best they can.
Understand that if you don’t follow this code any / all of the following actions may be taken by the club, Sussex County FA, our leagues or the FA.
· Issued with a verbal warning from a club or league official.
· Required to meet with the club, league or County FA Welfare Officer.
· Required to meet with the club committee.
· Obliged to undertake an FA education course.
· Obliged to leave the match venue by the club.
· Requested by the club not to attend future games.
· Suspended or have club membership removed.
· Required to leave the club along with any dependants.
Finally the FA/ Sussex County FA could impose a fine and/ or suspension for the club.
COACHES/ TEAM MANAGERS/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 young people I am responsible for.
Show respect to others involved in the game including match officials, opposition players, coaches, managers, officials and
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 o 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.
Encourage each player to accept responsibility for their own behaviour and performance.
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 o 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.