Codes of Conduct

Codes of Conduct

Player's Code of Conduct (short version)

The Football NSW Player’s Code of Conduct (short version).

Player's Code of Conduct (full version)

The Football NSW Player’s Code of Conduct (full version).

Official's Code of Conduct

Official’s Code of Conduct

  • I will place the safety and welfare of players above all else
  • I will show concern and caution towards sick and injured players
  • I will give all players a “fair go” regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion
  • I will be impartial, consistent, objective and courteous when making decisions
  • I will accept responsibility for my actions and decisions
  • I will condemn unsporting behaviour and promote respect for the individuality of players
  • I will avoid any situations which may lead to or be as a conflict of interest
  • I will be a positive role model in behaviour and personal appearance and ensure my comments are positive and supportive
  • I will be a good sport as I understand that actions speak louder than words
  • I will always respect, remain loyal to and support other officials
  • I will keep up to date with the latest ‘Laws of the Game’, trends and principles of their application
  • I will emphasise the spirit of the game rather than the errors
  • I will refrain from any form of personal abuse towards players or other officials
  • I will refrain from any form of sexual harassment towards players or other officials
  • I will respect the rights, dignity and worth of all people involved in the game, regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background

I agree to abide by this code of conduct and to be subject to the rules and policies of the club/association.

This is my official’s pledge.

Parent's Code of Conduct

Parent’s Code of Conduct

  • I won’t pressure my child in any way – I know that this is their game not mine!
  • I will not use bad language, nor will I harass players, coaches, officials or other spectators
  • I will encourage my child to play within the rules and respect officials’ and coaches’ decisions – no matter what
  • I will teach my child to respect the efforts of their opponents
  • I will remember that children learn best by example so I will applaud good plays/performances by both my child’s team and their opponents
  • I will give positive comments that motivate and encourage continued effort
  • I will focus on my child’s and their team’s efforts and performance – not the score
  • I will thank the coaches, officials and other volunteers who give their time to conduct the event for my child
  • I will volunteer my services and help when asked by a coach or official
  • I won’t criticise or ridicule my child’s performance after the game – I realise that good fun is more important than a good win
  • I will not arrive at the field intoxicated or drink alcohol at matches
  • I will respect the rights, dignity and worth of all people involved in the game, regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background

I agree to abide by this code of conduct and to be subject to the rules and policies of the club/association.

This is my parent’s pledge.

Coach's Code of Conduct

Coach’s Code of Conduct

  • I will remember that players participate for pleasure and winning is only part of the fun
  • I will never ridicule or yell at players for making a mistake or not winning
  • I will be reasonable in my demands on player’s time, energy and enthusiasm
  • I will operate within the rules and spirit of the game and teach my players to do the same
  • I will ensure that the time players spend with me is a positive experience. All players are deserving of equal attention and opportunities
  • I will avoid over playing the talented players and understand that average players need and deserve playing time
  • I will not use bad language nor will I harass players, officials, spectators or other coaches
  • I will ensure that equipment and facilities meet safety standards and are appropriate to the age and ability of all players
  • I will display control, respect and professionalism to all involved with the sport including opponents, coaches, officials, administrators, the media, parents and spectators. I will encourage my players to do the same
  • I will show concern and caution toward sick and injured players and follow the advice of a physician when determining whether an injured player is ready to recommence training or competition
  • I will obtain appropriate qualifications and keep up to date with the latest coaching practices and the principles of growth and development of young players
  • I will not arrive at the fields intoxicated or drink alcohol at matches
  • I will not allow the unlawful supply of alcohol at training, games or club facilities
  • I will respect the rights, dignity and worth of all people involved in the game, regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background

I agree to abide by this code of conduct and to be subject to the rules and policies of the club/association.

This is my coach’s pledge.

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