RESPECT Code of Conduct for Young Players


It is important everyone behaves themselves when playing football.

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 do my best, even if we’re losing or the other team is stronger
  • play fairly – I won’t cheat, complain or waste time
  • never be rude to my teammates, the other team, the referee, spectators or my coach / team manager
  • do what the referee tells me
  • shake hands with the other team and referee at the end of the game
  • listen to my coach / team manager and respect what he / she says
  • talk to someone I trust, for example my parents or the club welfare officer if I’m unhappy about anything at my club

I understand that if I do not follow the code, action may be taken.