CODE OF CONDUCT FOR ADULT PLAYERS
- Players must accept success and failure, victory and defeat equally.
- Players must not take banned substances or use banned techniques.
- Players must not swear or use inappropriate language.
- Players must avoid all forms of gamesmanship and time wasting.
- Players must make every effort consistent with fair play and the laws of the game to help his or her own team win.
- Players must know and abide by the laws, rules and spirit of the game and the competition rules.
- Players must accept the decision of the match official without protest and avoid word or actions that may mislead a match official.
- Players must treat opponents, team mates, officials, and spectators with due respect at all times, irrespective of the result.
- Players must shake hands with the opposing team at the end of the game win or lose.
- Players must not overreact when your team scores a goal.
- Players who are going to be absent from training or games must inform their manager or coach at least two days in advance where possible.
- Players with injuries must inform their manager or coach.
- All players are expected to arrive with the appropriate kit for both match days and training
- All kit including boots is expected to be clean on match days.
- A rota may be needed to do the kit washing. This will be down to the manager to organise/arrange.
- Subs will be paid weekly and on time.
- All players will be expected to play their part assisting the referee with running the line when they are not on the pitch.
- Awareness and consideration should be taken if smoking, especially within the vicinity of junior members of the club. All no smoking areas of the clubhouse and any away clubs will be respected.
- Only in exceptional circumstances should players use mobile phones from the start of match days until their termination or during training sessions.
- All players will not discriminate any way or treat anyone less favourably on grounds of sex, sexual orientation, race, nationality, colour, religion or disability.
- All senior players are expected to set a positive example to junior members of the club and contribute to the development of the football club.
- Players will adhere to the FA Respect Policy.
Failure to adhere to the code will be dealt with by the manager or and the committee and could include the following:
Be required to apologise to team mates, the other team, Referee or team manager
Receive a warning from the manager
Receive a written warning from the Committee
Be dropped or substituted
Be suspended from training
Not be selected for the team
Be required to leave the club
Anyone found breaking the club rules will have to answer a charge within 7 days of receipt of letter from the Management Committee. If no reply is received it will be taken as the charge being proved. A decision will then be made by the Management Committee. If a reply is given with evidence then a personal hearing may be called. There will be 21 days’ notice given for the hearing and witnesses can be called. A decision will then be made by the Management Committee which will be binding. If the member is subject to charges being brought by the FA or any courts the outcome of that will be awaited before the Management Committee makes any rulings. The member may be suspended while these rulings are decided.