When playing football, I will:
Always do my best, even if we’re losing or the other team is stronger
Play fairly – I won’t cheat, complain or waste time
Never be rude to my team-mates, the other team, the referee, spectators or my coach/team manager
Do what the referee tells me
Shake hands with the other team and referee at the end of the game
Listen to my coach/team manager and respect what he/she says
Talk to someone I trust, for example my parents or the club welfare officer if I’m unhappy about anything at my club.
I understand that if I do not follow the code, action may be taken.
Spectators and parents
Remain outside the field of play and behind the Designated Spectator Area (where provided)
Never engage in, or tolerate, offensive, insulting or abusive language or behaviour
Always respect the match officials’ decisions
Applaud effort and good play as well as success
In addition, when attending youth games I will:
Remember that children play for FUN
Let the coaches do their job and not confuse the players by telling them what to do
Encourage the players to respect the opposition and match officials
Never criticise a player for making a mistake – mistakes are part of learning
I understand that breaches of the code may result in action being taken by the League, County FA and / or The FA.
Respect is The FA’s programme of activities to combat unacceptable behaviour in our game at every level – on the pitch and from the sidelines.