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Code of Conduct

Peter Jemmett, 14 October 2015 11:34


With new players joining the club this is a friendly reminder to always show due respect towards our appointed team managers, his coaching staff the opposition and match officials who freely give up their time to help and encourage your children. Parents should set an excellent example by upholding good sportsmanship at all times; this notice serves to remind all parents and players of the club codes of conduct and the expected levels of behaviour.

Each player receives a copy of the clubs Code of Conduct with their registration each season.

These codes apply not just to the players, but the team management and spectators as well. It is important that you read, understand and follow the codes at all times while representing the club, this includes at both matches and in training.

The club is held responsible for the behaviour of its players and spectators by the FA so will enforce the codes for any transgression. Any person found breaking any of the codes or bringing the club into disrepute with either the league or FA county association will be dealt with by the club committee and could face expulsion from the club.


Code of Conducts .... click here


The club code of conduct closely follows the FA Respect programme and we kindly request that spectators remember:

·       Play a part and observe the FA’s Respect Code of Conduct for spectators and parents/carers at all times.

·       Remember that children play for FUN.

·       Applaud effort and good play as well as success.

·       Always respect the match officials’ decisions.

·       Remain outside the field of play and within any Designated Spectator Area.

·       Let the coaches 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.

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

·       Never engage in, or tolerate, offensive, insulting, racist, sexist or abusive behaviour.

·       Be appreciative of, and abide by, the Rules of the Competition.

·       Always behave in a sporting, friendly & acceptable manner, presenting a good and proper example to all players, encouraging respect for opposition and match officials.


Please use the ‘Respect’ link on the club web site home page to learn more about the FA Respect programme.


 Parental help will always be greatly received by the team managers and coaches in the following:

·       Assistance during training as instructed by the team manager/coaches.

·       Erecting and dismantling the goalposts/nets on match days.

·       Transport for players to away matches.

·       Be prompt when arriving and in particular collecting children for both training and matches.

Other ways in which parents could help:

·       Refereeing matches – the club will help subsidise training in exchange for a committed service.

·       Linesman

·       First aider – the club will pay for training on a basic emergency course.

·       Team manager/coaching – the club will help subsidise training to the FA Level 1 certificate in exchange for a serious commitment.

·       Events Secretary – to organise and oversee all fund raising activity.

·       Putting forward your name to a volunteer list, to help with future fund raising efforts.


I am pleased that we have no undue problem with our conduct but it is always good to keep on our toes and remind ourselves what is expected. As a club we take great pride in a number of fair play awards won over the years and would like to think that we could continue to lead by example and add to this total in future.


Thank you for your continued support and encouragement.


Totteridge FC Secretary

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