Coaches, Team Managers and Club Officials Code of Conduct

Coaches, Team Managers and Club Officials set the standards for a great game.

Use your position to set a positive example for the people you’re responsible for and lead a better game for everyone.

Play your part and support The FA’s Code of Respect.

On and off the field, I will:

  • Always show respect to everyone involved in the game.
  • Stick to the rules and celebrate the spirit of the game
  • Encourage fair play and high standards of behaviour
  • Always respect the referee and encourage players to do the same
  • Never enter the field of play without the Referee’s permission
  • Never engage in, or tolerate offensive, insulting or abusive behaviour
  • Be aware of the potential impact of bad language on others
  • Be gracious in victory or defeat
  • Respect the facilities home or away

When working with players, I will:

  • Place the wellbeing, safety, and enjoyment of each player above everything.
  • Never tolerate any form of bullying
  • Ensure all activities are suited for the players’ ability and age
  • Work with others (e.g. officials, doctors, welfare officers, physiotherapists) for each player’s best interests
  • Be familiar with club Safeguarding Policy

When working with the club, I will:

  • inform the welfare officers of any changes to the coaching team
  • respond promptly to requests from the welfare officers.

I understand that if I do not follow the Code, I may be:

  • Required to meet with the club committee, league, or CFA Welfare Officer
  • Suspended by the club from attending matches
  • Suspended or fined by the County FA
  • Required to leave, lose my position, and/or have my licence withdrawn