PLAYER & SUPPORTERS CODE OF CONDUCT

The FA’s Code of Conduct – Young Players
We all have a responsibility to promote high standards of behaviour in the game. As
a player, you have a big part to play. That’s why The FA is asking every player to
follow a Respect Code of Conduct.
When playing football, I will:
• Always play to the best of my ability
• Play fairly – I won’t cheat, complain or waste time
• Respect my team-mates, the other team, the referee or my 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 my coach/ team manager tells me
• Talk to someone I trust or the club welfare officer if I’m unhappy about
anything at my club
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 apologise to my 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
In addition:
• My club, County FA or The FA may make my parent or carer aware of any
infringements of the Code of Conduct
• The FA/County FA could impose a fine and suspension against my club


The FA’s Code of Conduct – Spectators and Parents/Carers
We all have a responsibility to promote high standards of behaviour in the
game
This 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 skills. Winning isn’t everything.
Play your part and observe The FA’s Respect Code of Conduct for spectators
and parents/carers at all times.
I will:
• Remember that children play for FUN
• Applaud effort and good play as well as success
• Always respect the match officials’ decisions
• Remain outside the field of play and within the Designated Spectators’ Area
(where provided)
• 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 part of learning
• Never engage in, or tolerate, offensive, insulting, or abusive language or
behaviour.
I understand that if I do not follow the Code, any/all of the following actions
may be taken by my club, County FA, league or The FA:

I may be:
• 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 my club membership removed
• Required to leave the club along with any dependents.
In addition:
• The FA/County FA could impose a fine and/ or suspension on the club.

DATA PROTECTION ACT 1998 and GDPR
In order to comply with the above Act, we are required to inform our members
that details extracted from the members registration forms are stored on
computers for the use by the officers of STOTFOLD JUNIOR FOOTBALL CLUB. Should anyone object to such information being electronically stored please inform the Club Secretary in writing as soon as possible. Processing of application forms and other details will then be dealt with using manual processing methods.
Stotfold Junior Football Club privacy notice can be viewed online at
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