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Code of Conduct for Parents/Guardians/Spectators

Introduction

Parents/Guardians/Spectators have a great influence on children's enjoyment and success in football. All children play football because they first and foremost love the game - it's fun. It is important to remember that however good a child becomes at football within our club it is important to reinforce the message that positive encouragement will contribute to:

·Children enjoying football

·A sense of personal achievement

·Self-esteem

·Assist in improving the child's skills and techniques.

Parents/Guardians/spectators expectations and attitudes have a significant bearing on a child's attitude towards:

·Other players

·Officials

·Managers

·Spectators.

Code of Conduct

Parents/Guardians/spectators within our club are always positive and encouraging towards all of the children - not just their own, and will:

·Applaud the opposition as well as their own team

·Avoid coaching the child during the game

·Not shout and scream

·Respect the referee's decision

·Give attention to each of the children involved in football not just the most talented

·Give encouragement to everyone to participate in football.

Parents/Guardians/spectators agree and adhere to this Code of Conduct and the Child Protection Policy. The club complaints policy should be invoked by a club member who has a concern regarding adherence to this policy.