Spectators and Parents


Respect Code of Conduct

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

This league is supporting The FA’s Respect programme to ensure football can be enjoyed in a safe, positive environment.

Remember children’s football is a time for them to develop their technical, physical, tactical and social skills. Winning isn’t everything.

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 by players in both teams

  • Always respect the match officials’ decisions

  • Remain outside the field of play and within the Designated Spectators’ Area

  • Let the coaches do their job and don’t confuse the players by giving them conflicting instructions

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

  • Avoid criticising a player for making a mistake – mistakes are part of learning

  • Never engage in, or tolerate, offensive, insulting, or abusive language or behaviour.

  • Not place, or cause to be placed, on any social media such as Facebook, Twitter, etc. comments that might reflect badly on the league or on any individual connected with the league.


I understand that if I do not follow the Code, any/all of the following actions may be taken by the league:

I may be:

  • Issued with a verbal warning from a league official

  • Required to meet with a league Welfare Officer

  • Required to meet with the league committee

  • Obliged to leave the match venue by the league

  • Instructed by the league not to attend future games

  • Have my league membership removed

  • Required to leave the club along with any dependents.