When playing football, I will:

  • Always play to the best of my ability and for the benefit of my team.
  • Play fairly – I won’t cheat, dive, 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.
  • Be gracious in victory and defeat – I will shake hands with the other team and referee before or at the end of the game.
  • Listen and respond to what my coach/team manager tells me.
  • Understand that a coach has to do what is best for the team and not one individual player.
  • 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 may make my parent or carer aware of any infringements of the Code of Conduct.
  • The FA/County FA could impose a fine and suspension against my club.