Let’s make our sidelines a friendly and positive place to be.

Match day guidelines

Here’s some simple match day guidelines that we’d like you all to please follow as you support your team from the sidelines:

  • Above all, remember that children participate in sport for their enjoyment.  
  • Encourage the players and cheer for them but never criticise or abuse them.  Always be respectful and a good role model.
  • Unless the coach asks for help, please remember that the coach is the only person who should tell the players where to be and what to do.
  • Parents and coaches shouldn’t run up and down the sidelines to instruct players – do that from the technical area or for junior goalies, discreetly and calmly from nearby behind the goals.
  • Barracking from behind the goal lines is not allowed – it’s unfair to the opposition team.
  • Please always remember that referees, whether official or unofficial, are volunteers who are doing their best.  Don’t abuse them – “No Respect, No Referees, No Game”.
  • Coaches, parents and supporters should never go onto the field unless the referee invites you to do so – even if a player is injured.  The referee will deal with all injuries and player arguments.

        

  • Above all, remember that we are a local community based club and everyone is playing for enjoyment.
  • Barrack for your team but whether you’re on the field or on the sidelines, please don’t abuse, provoke or swear at opposition players or supporters.
  • Smoking and drinking on the sidelines is not allowed.
  • Supporters and coaches shouldn’t run up and down the sidelines to instruct players – do that from the technical area.
  • Please always remember that referees, whether official or unofficial, are volunteers who are doing their best.  Don’t abuse them – “No Respect, No Referees, No Game”.
  • Coaches and supporters should never go onto the field unless the referee invites you to do so – even if a player is injured.  The referee will deal with all injuries and player arguments.

Codes of Conduct

Our club’s Codes of Conduct set out the standards of behaviour that we expect at all times from our players, coaches and supporters.  Click here to see the codes.