Young Players

Respect Code of Conduct


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 league welfare officer if I’m unhappy about anything in 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 required to apologise to my team-mates, the other team, the referee or both team managers

• Receive a formal warning from the coach or the league committee

• Be temporarily suspended from playing league football

• Be suspended from training

• Be required to leave the league.