Respect Code of Conduct for Young Players

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:
• Always play to the best of my ability
• 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 or all of the following actions may be taken by my
club, the League, 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 or League Committee
• Be dropped or substituted
• Be suspended from training
• Be required to leave the Club or League
In addition:
• My Club, the League, County FA or The FA may make my parent or carer aware of any
infringements of the Code of Conduct
• The FA or County FA could impose a fine and suspension against my Club