We all bear a collective responsibility to set a good example and help provide a positive environment in which children can learn and enjoy the game.

Play your part and observe The FA’s Respect Code of Conduct for spectators at all times.

Parents / Spectators should always:

  • Remember that children play for FUN.
  • Applaud effort and good play as well as success.
  • Respect the Referee’s decisions even when you don’t agree with them.
  • Appreciate good play from whatever team it comes from.
  • Remain behind the touchline and within the Designated Spectators’ Area (where provided).
  • Let the coaches do their job and not confuse the players by telling them what to do.
  • Encourage the players to respect the opposition, referee and match officials.
  • Support positively. When players make a mistake offer them encouragement not criticism.
  • Never engage in, or tolerate, offensive, insulting, or abusive language or behaviour.

All parents / spectators must adhere to the club’s Code of Conduct and Child Protection Policies.

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:

  • Issued with a verbal warning from a club or league official.
  • Required to meet with the club, league or CFA Welfare Officer.
  • Required to meet with the club committee.
  • Obliged to undertake an FA education course.
  • Obliged to leave the match venue by the club.
  • Requested by the club not to attend future games.
  • Suspended or have my club membership removed.
  • Required to leave the club along with any dependents.

In addition: The FA/County FA could impose a fine and/or suspension on the club