Code of Conduct For Team Managers

Team managers are committed to setting a positive example for young people and supporters.

Maintaining a balance between a proper desire to win, and the need to exhibit a high standard of ethical behaviour, presents a challenge to team managers.
They must be guided by obligations towards the game, their team, officials and supporters.
In addition to Stanleytown F.C.’s code of conduct for coaches, all team managers agree to adhere to the additional guidlines :
• Set a positive example for others, particularly young players and supporters.
• Make every effort to develop the sporting, technical and tactical abilities of his/her team, and to obtain the best results by the team, using all permitted means.
• Resist all illegal or unsporting influences.
• Avoid all forms of gamesmanship.
• Promote ethical principles.
• Set a good example by not smoking in the presence of junior players.
• Show due respect to the interests of players, coaches and other officials, at their own club/team and others.
• Avoid words or actions which may mislead a match official.
• Accept decisions of match officials without protest.


Code of Conduct for Coaching Staff

The health, safety, welfare and moral education of young people will remain our first priority.

• Stanleytown Football Club commit to upholding the high standards of ethical behaviour for coaches as set out in the F.A. Coaches Association code of conduct below.
• Coaches must respect the rights,dignity and worth of each and every person and treat each equally within the context of the sport.
• Coaches must place the well-being and safety of each player above all other considerations, including the development of performance.
• Coaches must adhere to all guidelines laid down by football’s governing bodies.
• Coaches must develop an appropriate working relationship with each player based on mutual trust and respect.
• Coaches must not exert undue influence to obtain personal benefit or reward.
• Coaches must encourage and guide players to accept responsibility for their own behaviour and performance.
• Coaches must ensure that the activities they direct or advocate are appropriate for the age, maturity, experience and ability of players.
• Coaches should,at the outset, clarify with the players (and where appropriate, parent) exactly what is expected of them and also what they are entitled to expect from their coach.
• Coaches must co-operate fully with other specialists (e.g. other Coaches, officials, sports Scientists, doctors, Physiotherapists) in the best interests of the player.
• Coaches must always promote the positive aspects of the sport (e.g. fair play) and never condone violations of the Laws of the Game, behaviour contrary to the spirit of the Laws of the Game or relevant rules and regulations or the use of prohibited substances or techniques.
• Coaches must consistently display high standards or behaviour and appearance.
• Not to use or tolerate inappropriate language.


Code of Conduct For Team Players

Fair Play and respect for all others in the game is vitally important for all players at our club.

The players are the most important part of Stanleytown Football Club.
We want to help you to enjoy your football and do your best to win games - but not win at any cost.
Victory is only worthwhile if we abide by the Laws of the Game and show respect to others.
At all times players should :
• Refrain from all types of bullying.
• Make very effort to improve your skill and fitness.
• Cooperate with, and show due respect for, coaches and managers.
• Take good care of club equipment.
• Never use bad language during football activities.
When representing the club in competition :
• Make every effort consistent with Fair Play and The Laws of the Game to help his/her own team to win.
• Avoid gamesmanship and time-wasting.
• Accept success and failure, victory and defeat equally.
• Treat opponents with due respect regardless of the result of the game.
• Show due respect towards match officials and accept their decisions without protest.
• Avoid any attempt to mislead match officials.
• Show due respect towards team officials of the opposition.


Code of Conduct For Spectators

Always aim to be positive and encouraging towards all children involved in football.

Parents / Spectators have a great influence on children ’s success in football.
Your positive encouragement will contribute to:
• Children’s enjoyment of football.
• Their sense of personal achievement.
• Their self-esteem.
• How well they are able to improve their skills and techniques.
• Their attitude towards opponents, managers and officials.
We encourage parents / spectators to :
• Always be positive and encouraging towards all of the children, not just their own.
• Applaud the opposition as well as our own teams.
• Avoid coaching the child during the game.
• Not shout and scream in a way that may intimidate children in the opposing team.
• Respect the referee’s decisions without protest.
• Give attention to each of the children involved in football not just the most talented.
• Encourage your child to cooperate with coaches and team managers.
• Set a good example by not smoking in the presence of junior players.


Child Protection Policy

It is our responsibility to ensure that every child and young person in our club is able to participate in an enjoyable and safe environment and be protected from abuse.

Stanleytown F.C. accepts, and has adopted The F.A. Child Protection Policy in it’s entirety and is committed to implementing the procedures and practices as set out in the F.A Child Protection Procedures and Practices Handbook.
In summary;
• The child’s welfare is, and must always be, our paramount consideration.
• All children and young people have a right to be protected from abuse regardless of their age, gender, disability, culture, language, racial origin, religious beliefs or sexual identity.
• All suspicions and allegations of abuse will be taken seriously and responded to swiftly and appropriately.
Stanleytown F.C. will appoint a committee member to serve as Child Protection Officer.
The C.P.O. will have successfully completed the F.A. Child Protection workshop and will be primarily responsible for supervising all the activities of the club in regard to their implications for the welfare of it’s junior members.
We will consistently follow The F.A. policy for the recruitment of new volunteers. Potential volunteers will be required to :
• Complete the F.A. Volunteer Application form.
• Provide two references.
• Sign a Personal Disclosure form.
• Work under the close supervision of an experienced member of staff pending the return of a CRB check and a successful period of induction.
All staff will be provided with and expected to follow closely the “General Guidelines In The Care Of Children And Young People” (appendix 9 of the F.A. Child Protection Handbook) as well as written instructions on how to deal with incidents involving possible abuse.
Stanleytown F.C. will also adhere to F.A. guidlines (ten golden rules) with regard to the use of images of children and young people.
A full copy of The F.A. Child Protection Policy and Procedures can be obtained from the club C.P.O. or downloaded from the League web site at :