Code of Conduct (Youth Players)

(Reviwed and updated 2nd June 2021)

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:

  • 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 suspension against my club.
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