Codes Of Conduct

PLAYERS CODE OF CONDUCT

When playing football, I will:
• Always play to the best of my ability and for the benefit of my team.
• Play fairly, I will not cheat, dive, complain or waste time.
• Respect my team-mates, the other team, the referee and my coach and manager.
• Play by the rules
• Be gracious in victory and defeat – I will shake hands with the other team and referee before and at the end of the game.
• Listen, respond and respect what my coach and manager tells me.
• Understand that a coach has to do what is best for the team and not the individual player.
• I will not use violence in any form, whether it is against other players, spectators or team officials.
• Respect the rights, dignity and worth of all participants regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.
• Never ridicule another child form making a mistake.
• 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 the following actions may be taken by my club, the County FA or the FA:
• Be required to apologise to my team-mates, the other team, the referee, or the team manager.
• Receive a formal warning from the coach, manager or club committee.
• Be dropped or substituted.
• Be suspended from training.
• Be required to leave the club.
• Have to pay a fine to the County FA.

PARENT AND SPECTATOR CODE OF CONDUCT

We all bear a collective responsibility to set a good example and help provide a positive environment in which children can learn and enjoy playing football. When watching football training or a match, I will:
• Remember children play for fun!
• Conduct myself in a manner that enhances the good reputation of Runcorn Saxons Football Club.
• Applaud effort and good play as well as success.
• Respect the referee’s decision even if I don’t agree with it, and teach children to do the same.
• Appreciate good play from whatever team it comes from.
• Let the coaches/managers do their job and not confuse the players by telling them what to do.
• Respect the decisions made by the managers/coaches and remember they are doing what is best for the team not what is best for individual players.
• Support positivity, when players make a mistake offer them encouragement not criticism.
• Focus on a child’s efforts and performance rather than winning or losing.
• Never ridicule or unduly scold a child for making a mistake, positive comments are motivational negative comments are harmful.
• Encourage children to always play according to the rules. Remember that children learn best by example!
• Stay behind the touchline and within designated spectator areas.
• Show appreciation to volunteer coaches, managers, officials and administrators without them your child could not participate.
• I will not use violence in any form, whether it is against other spectators, team officials, or players.
• Respect the rights, dignity and worth of all participants regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.

I understand that if I do not follow the code the following actions may be taken by my club, the County FA or the FA:
• Be required to apologise to the other team, the referee, or the team manager.
• Receive a formal warning from the coach, manager or club committee.
• Be asked to leave the match or training session.
• Required to meet with the club committee, league or welfare officer.
• Obliged to undertake an FA education course.
• Requested not to attend any future games, be suspended or have any memberships removed.
• Be required to leave the club along with any dependants.
• Have to pay a fine to the County FA.

Download our Codes Of Conduct

You can download a copy of both the PLAYERS CODE OF CONDUCT and the PARENT AND SPECTATOR CODE OF CONDUCT on our Club Downloads page, along with other useful information available.