AFC WALCOUNTIANS Code of Conduct for Managers, Coaches and Club Officials

The Managers and Coaches are key to instilling RESPECT and FAIR PLAY into their Players, Parents and Spectators.

Therefore we ask all Managers, Coaches and Club Officials to:

  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every single person and treat them equally within the context of the sport
  • Place the well-being and safety or each player above all other considerations, including the development of the performance
  • Adhere to all the guidelines laid down by the governing bodies
  • Develop an appropriate working relationship with each player based on mutual trust and respect
  • Encourage and guide players to accept responsibility for their own behaviour and performance
  • Ensure that the activities they direct, or advocate are appropriate for the age, maturity, experience, and ability of the players
  • Tell the players and their parents/guardians exactly what is expected of them
  • Promote the positive aspects of the sport and never condone violations of the Laws of the Game, behaviour contrary to the spirit of the Laws of the Game or relevant rules and regulations
  • Consistently display high standards of behaviour
  • DO NOT use or tolerate inappropriate language or gestures
  • Respect the decisions of Match Officials at all times and encourage similar behaviour of their Players, Parents and Spectators
  • Display respect to the Opposition Managers, Coaches, Players, Parents and Spectators
  • Report any behaviour that is contrary to the ethos of Respect and Fair Play from Managers, Club Officials, Players, Parents and Spectators of AFC Walcountians and Opposition Teams to the Committee