Young Players


Newport Girls Football Club Code of Conduct for Players

Obligations towards the game

A player should:

1. Make every effort to develop their own sporting abilities, in terms of skill, technique, tactics and stamina. In return all players attending matches will be guaranteed half a match. Repeated failure to make every effort during training or matches, after warnings by the coaching staff, may result in the forfeit to automatic selection or to play half a game.

2. Ensure prompt attendance for training and for matches.

3. Have the courtesy to explain to the coach why they were late or absent for training or a match.

4. Give maximum effort and strive for the best possible performance and positive attitude during training and a game, even if his team is in a position where the desired result has already been achieved.

5. Set a positive example for others, particularly young players and supporters.

6. Avoid all forms of gamesmanship, and time-wasting.

7. Always have regard to the best interests of the game, including where publicly expressing an opinion on the game and any particular aspect of it, including others involved in the game.

8. Not use inappropriate language.

Obligations towards one’s own team

A player should:

1. Make every effort consistent with Fair Play and the Laws of the Game to help his own team win.

2. Resist any influence which might, or might be seen to, bring into question his commitment to the team winning.

3. Attend matches in a fit state to play competitively for the whole game. Individuals are not to hide illness, injury or other conditions that may affect their performance or health.

Respect for the Laws of the Game and competition rules

A player should:

1. Know and abide by the Laws, rules and spirit of the game, and the competition rules.

2. Accept success and failure, victory and defeat, equally.

3. Resist any temptation to take banned substances or use banned techniques.

Respect towards Opponents

A player should:

1. Treat opponents with due respect at all times, irrespective of the result of the game.

2. Safeguard the physical fitness of opponents, avoid violence and rough play, and help injured opponents. Injured players are to be applauded when they leave the field

3. After the pre-match parade and before kick off shake hands with the opponents.

4. Always give three loud cheers to the opponents at the end of each match and shake hands with all the opponents and coaches.

Respect towards the Match Officials

A player should:

1. Accept the decision of the Match Official without protest.

2. Avoid words or actions, which may mislead a Match Official.

3. Show respect towards Match Officials. Never argue with the referee or line assistant.

Respect towards Team Officials

A player should;

1. Abide by the instructions of their Coach and Team Officials, provided they do not contradict the spirit of this Code.

2. Show due respect towards the Team Officials of the opposition.

Obligations towards the Supporters

A player should:

1. Should not get involved in any confrontation, verbal or physical with away supporters.

2. Show due respect to the interests of supporters.