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/or suspension on the club.