We all bear a collective responsibility to set a good example and help provide a positive environment in which our children can learn and enjoy the game.

Please play your part and observe The FA’s RESPECT Code of Conduct for spectators at all times.

  • Remember that children play for FUN
  • Applaud effort and good play as well as success
  • Respect the Referee’s decisions even when you don’t agree with them
  • Appreciate good play from whatever team it comes from
  • Remain behind the touchline and within the Designated Spectators’ Area (where provided)
  • 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
  • Support positively. When players make a mistake offer them encouragement not criticism
  • Never engage in, or tolerate, offensive, insulting, or abusive language or behaviour

You may be:

  • Issued with a verbal warning from a club or league official
  • Required to meet with the club, league or CFA Welfare Officer
  • Required to meet with the club committee
  • Obliged to undertake an FA education course
  • Obliged to leave the match venue by the club
  • Requested by the club not to attend future games
  • Suspended or have my club membership removed
  • Required to leave the club along with any dependants
  • In Addition, the FA/County FA could impose a fine of suspension on the club

We have Respect Marshals operating along the designated spectator barriers for each team & they can be of assistance if you have any queries regarding the RESPECT code of conduct.