THE ACTIONS OF PLAYERS, MANAGERS, PARENTS AND SPECTATORS AFFECTS THE GAME. PLEASE ENSURE ALL LEAGUE MEMBERS RECEIVE A COPY OF THE LEAGUE CODE OF CONDUCT AND ABIDE BY ITS RULES.
is a game, which should be played in a spirit of friendship. The game should be
enjoyed by players, match officials and spectators alike. Unacceptable behaviour by Players, Managers or Spectators is not
tolerated in this League.
This Code of Conduct gives a
minimum standard of behaviour for South
The League expects fair play at all times.
Shake hands with match officials and opponents
after the game (whatever the result).
Do not become involved in disputes with officials, opponents
Do not use foul or abusive language towards
officials, opponents or supporters.
Let the referee handle incidents in the game. Do
not retaliate against opponents.
Do not applaud sending-off or the errors of
Treat the changing rooms and facilities of all
Clubs you visit with respect
Teamwork effort and enjoyment are important as
winning. Learn to win and loose with dignity.
Remember you are representing your Club and the
League. Be sensible and enjoy yourself.
OFFICIALS (Team Managers, Coaches, Club officials etc.)
Officials, particularly managers, have a crucial
role to play in the game
Encourage your players to play in the correct
Do not abuse your own players or those of the other
Handle any unruly behaviour among your spectators before it gets out of hand.
Do not use foul or abusive language to match
officials, players or spectators.
Under no circumstances, enter the field of play during the course of a match unless expressly requested to do so by the referee.
Referees, and parents and spectators who are officiating as referees and assistant referees have the full authority of the FA. It is the responsibility of Club officials to ensure they are treated with respect.
Under no circumstances, remove your team from the pitch without the express permission of the referee.
Your actions influence the mood of the players and
Stand away from the touchline.
Do not abuse match officials, however much you
disagree with their decision.
Encourage all players and applaud their efforts.
Do not ridicule opponents for their mistakes.
Do not applaud foul play, and do not incite your
players to foul.
Do not use foul or abusive language to players or
You must not enter the field of play during a game
unless asked to do so by the referee.
Remember when you are supporting your team you are
representing your Club and the League.
You are subject to the laws of the game. You can be
cautioned, reported, sent away from the ground, and suspended from attending
any matches. Your team or Club can also be fined, suspended or expelled from
THE RESPONSIBLE FOOTBALL COACH/MANAGER
CODE OF CONDUCT FOR FOOTBALL