Members of

Parents, Guardians & Spectators Code of Conduct 21/22

All parents, guardians & spectators are expected to have read & understood our code of conduct & the consequences of not complying.

Parents/Guardians & Spectators Code of Conduct


Our Expectations


We all have a responsibility to promote high standards of behaviour in the game.

This club is supporting The FA’s Respect programme to ensure football can be enjoyed in a safe & positive environment.

Remember children’s football is a time for them to develop their technical, tactical, physical and social skills.


Always play your part and observe The FA’s Respect Code of Conduct for spectators and parents/carers.


I will:


  • 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 the Designated Spectators’ Area. (where provided)
  • Let the coach 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, or abusive language or behaviour.


  • Remember our opponents are also children & should be complimented on good play & conduct whilst on the pitch.



Parents/Guardians & Spectators Code of Conduct


Consequences of poor conduct


Poor conduct will not be tolerated by the club, the leagues we play in, County FA & The FA.


The club will take action for those breaching the code of conduct.


Parents, Guardians & spectators are representing the club & must remember poor conduct will reflect on the whole club.


I understand that if I do not follow the Code that any/all of the following actions may be taken by the Club, League, County FA or The FA:



I may be:


  • Issued with a verbal warning from a League official.
  • Required to meet with the League or CFA Welfare Officer.
  • Obliged to undertake an FA education course.
  • Obliged to leave the match venue by the Club or League.
  • Requested by the Club or League not to attend future games.


In addition:


The FA/County FA could impose a fine and/or suspension on the club



I as a parent/guardian of a child member or spectator of Alfold FC have fully read & understood the code of conduct document & agree to comply & understand action could be taken if we fail to follow the code that has been set out.


The club would ask that this document is shared with anyone attending fixtures, the document can also be found on our website.