RESPECT Code of Conduct for Spectators and Parents / Carers


Play your part and observe The FA’s RESPECT Code of Conduct for spectators and parents / carers at all times.

I will:

  • remain outside the field of play and behind the Designated Spectators’ Area (where provided)
  • never engage in, or tolerate, offensive, insulting or abusive language or behaviour
  • always respect the match officials’ decisions
  • applaud effort and good play as well as success

In addition, when attending youth games, I will:

  • remember that children play for fun
  • let the coaches do their job and not confuse the players by telling them what to do
  • encourage the players to respect the opposition and match officials
  • never criticise a player for making a mistake – mistakes are part of learning

I understand that breaches of the code may result in action being taken by my County FA and/or The FA.