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Parents, Guardians & Carers Code of Conduct

1. Do not force an unwilling child to participate in football.

2. Remember children are involved in football for "their enjoyment", not yours!

3. Encourage your child to play to the Laws of the game and not to argue with the referee or

other officials.

4. Teach your child that honest effort is more important than victory, so that the result of the

game is accepted without undue disappointment.

5. Turn loosing into winning by helping your child work towards skill improvement and good

sportsmanship. Never ridicule or yell at your child for making mistakes or when the team

has lost.

6. Remember that children learn best by example. Applaud good play by your team and any

members of the opposition.

7. Do not question the referee’s judgement, or honesty. Remember they are only human with

feelings and, just like you, sometimes makes an honest error.

8. Support all the efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from children’s football.

9. Recognise the value and importance of the coaches, who are volunteers. They give their

time and resources to provide football for your child.

10. Read the Laws of the Game to understand better what you are looking at and commenting


11. Promote this Code of Conduct among other parents and guardians.

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