Respect 

 

As an FA Charter Standard Club, Honington Foxes conforms to the highest standards set by the Football Association, the game’s governing body in the UK. The Respect Code is key to being a Charter Standard club and we require our players, coaches, parents/carers and supporters to adhere to the following….

 

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 play to the best of my ability and for the benefit of my team

· Play fairly – I won’t cheat, dive, complain or waste time.

· Respect my team-mates, the other team, the referee or my coach/team manager.

· Play by the rules, as directed by the referee

· Be gracious in victory and defeat – I will 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

· Understand that a coach/team manager has to do what is best for the team and not one individual player

· 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/all of the following actions may be taken by my club, 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/team manager or the club committee

· Be dropped or substituted. Be suspended from training

· Be required to leave the club

In addition:

· My club, County FA or The FA may make my parent or carer aware of any infringements of the Code of Conduct

· The FA/County FA could impose a fine and suspension against my club

Spectators and Parents/Carers

We all have a responsibility to promote high standards of behaviour in the game.

This club is supporting The FA’s Respect programme to ensure football can be enjoyed by everyone in a safe and positive environment. Play your part and observe The FA’s Respect Code of Conduct for spectators and parents/ carers at all times.

I will: · Remember that children play for FUN.

· Applaud effort and good play as well as success.

· Respect the Referee’s decisions even when you don’t agree with them

· Appreciate good play from whatever team it comes from

· Remain behind the touchline and within the Designated Spectators’ Area (where provided)

· Let the coach do their job and not confuse the players by telling them what to do

· Encourage the players to respect the opposition, referee and match officials

· Support positively. When players make a mistake offer them encouragement not criticism

· Never engage in, or tolerate, offensive, insulting, or abusive language or behaviour

 I understand that if I do not follow the Code, any/all of the following actions may be taken by my club, County FA or The FA:

I may be: · Issued with a verbal warning from a club or league official

· Required to meet with the club, league or CFA Welfare Officer · Required to meet with the club committee

· Obliged to undertake an FA education course

· Obliged to leave the match venue by the club

· Requested by the club not to attend future games

· Suspended or have my club membership removed

· Required to leave the club along with any dependents

In addition:

· The FA/County FA could impose a fine and/or suspension on the club

Coaches, Team Manager and Club Officials

We all bear a collective responsibility to set a good example and help provide a positive environment in which children can learn and enjoy the game. Play your part and observe The FA’s Respect Code of Conduct at all times

On and off the field, I will:

· Use my position to set a positive example for the young people I am responsible for

· Show respect to others involved in the game including match officials, opposition players, coaches, managers, officials and spectators

· Adhere to the laws and spirit of the game

· Promote Fair Play and high standards of behaviour

· Respect the match official’s decision

· Never enter the field of play without the referee’s permission Respect Handbook 165

· Never engage in, or tolerate, offensive, insulting or abusive language or behaviour

· Be gracious in victory and defeat

. When working with players, I will:

· Place the well-being, safety and enjoyment of each player above everything, including winning

· Never engage in or tolerate any form of bullying

· Encourage each player to accept responsibility for their own behaviour and performance

· Ensure all activities I organise are appropriate for the players’ ability level, age and maturity

· Co-operate fully with others in football (e.g. officials, doctors, physiotherapists, welfare officers) for each player’s best interests

I understand that if I do not follow the Code, any/all of the following actions may be taken by my club, County FA or The FA:

I may be: ·

Required to meet with the club, league or County Welfare Officer

· Suspended by the club from attending matches

· Suspended or fined by the County FA

· Required to leave or be sacked by the club

 In addition:

· My FA Coaching Licence may be withdrawn