Code of Conduct

Player’s code of conduct

  • Play by the sport Rules
  • Do not argue with the referee or your coach
  • Control your temper. Foul language or verbal abuse of officials or other players, deliberately distracting or provoking another person is not acceptable or permitted in any sport
  • Maintain your focus and work hard for yourself and your team
  • Be a good sport and be prepared to acknowledge good play whether it is from your team or the opposition.
  • Thank your opponent and official after every game
  • Treat all players, as you would like to be treated. Do not interfere with, bully or take unfair advantage of another player. Racial or religious verbal abuse towards another player or official will not be tolerated
  • Cooperate with your coach, teammates and opponents. Without them, there would be no competition
  • Respect your club uniform. Take care not to rip or misuse it and return it to your coach after use
  • Play for your own enjoyment, and not just to please coaches
  • Remove all jewellery prior to training and match play, as it is a hazard to you and those around you
  • Do not accept or use any banned or unauthorised drug including the consumption of alcohol at any time

Parent/spectator’s code of conduct

  • At no time either at training or on the field of play, will any parent/spectator approach a coach, player or official in a negative, confrontational manner
  • Remember that winning is not everything. Negativity and ridicule towards a losing team will not be tolerated
  • Respect the coach and referee’s decisions and teach your child or players to do the same
  • Applaud and encourage good play in both teams
  • Ensure any concerns or compliments regarding coaches, officials, other players or other parents are in writing and are taken to the club President or to any of the club Committee Members
  • Do not smoke or consume alcohol from the team bench or sideline

Coach’s code of conduct

  • Never ridicule a player for making a mistake or not winning the game
  • Teach your players to abide by the rules and laws of the game
  • Whenever possible, change the group of players to ensure every player has a reasonable chance of success
  • Do not use foul language, sledge or harass players or officials
  • Any physical contact with a player should be appropriate to the situation and necessary for the player’s skill development
  • Obtain appropriate qualifications and keep up to date with latest coaching practices
  • Display control, respect and professionalism to all players and officials and remember that you represent your club on and off the field

Breach of the above codes of conduct may result in SUSPENSION or DISMISSAL from the Irymple Knights Soccer Club grounds and clubrooms as decided by the club president and club committee.

Stealing, drinking alcohol, illegal drug taking or severe damage to another person’s property will see INSTANT DISMISSAL from the Irymple Knights Soccer Club grounds and clubrooms.