EBFA Policy - Code of
Conduct - Parents
Code of Conduct -
By supporting your Child, what can children
who play in the League expect from adults?
CHILDREN CAN EXPECT ADULTS NOT TO:
‘coach’ or ‘manipulate’ the players while they are playing
swear, become violent or use sarcasm
who need help
‘Referee’ the game by appealing for free kicks, etc.
by their incompetence.
Abuse or argue
with the Referee or assistant Referees.
BUT CHILDREN CAN EXPECT ADULTS TO:
and performance more than results
aspects to praise in players who might not otherwise get
Give them clear
examples of excellent behaviour
with regard to their skills and attitudes
behaviour quickly to show adults value it
Learn the Laws
of Association Football and East Berks Youth Football League
REMEMBER: CHILDREN DO NOT MEAN TO MAKE
The Team officials shall be held responsible
for the behaviour of supporters and any other persons involved
with the fixture.
Breaches of this code of conduct may result in a
charge of ‘Bringing the League into Disrepute’ and may result in
a fine not exceeding £200.00.
Obligations towards the Players
of a referee must be used with wise judgement and care.
Authority and a firm approach must be combined with respect.
A referee should have regard to
protecting the players.
A referee should show due
respect when speaking with the players, even in the event of
In reports, a referee should
set out the true facts and not attempt to justify any
towards fellow Referees, Assistant Referees, Fourth Officials
and Substitute Referees
is necessary for the referee's authority to be protected, not
only for the sake of the game, but also in the interest of
fellow referees, assistant referees, fourth officials and
substitute referees. This protection should, however, not
influence the over-riding regard for protection of the players.
A referee should refrain
from publicly expressing any criticism of fellow referees,
assistant referees or other match officials.
A referee should assist with
the development of less experienced referees and assistant
An assistant referee should
give his total support to the referee, but without undue
interference or insistence.