Policies and code of conduct
Spectator & Parent/Carer – Code of Conduct
We all have a responsibility to promote high standards of behaviour in the game and to safeguard the reputation of Quarry Rovers.
To that end we have given our full backing to The FA’s Respect programme.
As a coach and/or team manager you have a vital and highly visible leadership role to play. That’s why we require you to observe our Code of Conduct in everything you do.
On and off the field, I will:
Show respect to others involved in the game including match officials, opposition players, coaches, managers, officials and spectators
Adhere to the laws and spirit of the game
Promote Fair Play and high standards of behaviour among players, parents/carers and spectators
Always respect the match official’s decision
Never enter the field of play without the referee’s permission
Never engage in public criticism of the match officials
Never engage in, or tolerate, offensive, insulting or abusive language or behaviour
When working with players, I will:
Place the well‐being, safety and enjoyment of each player above everything, including winning
Explain exactly what I expect of players and what they can expect from me
Coaches and Team Managers – Code of Conduct
At Quarry Rovers we have made a commitment to promote high standards of behaviour in the game. We are also giving our full backing to The FA’s Respect programme.
Players like you have a big contribution to make. That’s why we are asking every player to follow our Code of Conduct.
When playing football, I will:
Always play to the best of my ability
Play fairly – I won’t cheat, complain or waste time
Respect my team-mates, the other team, the referee or my coach/manager
Play by the rules, as directed by the referee
Leave my team captain to ask questions of the referee
Shake hands with the other team and referee at the end of the game
Listen and respond to what my coach/team manager tells me
Talk to someone I trust or the club welfare officer* if I’m unhappy about anything at my club
* The club welfare officer is Nigel Boulter. You can contact Nigel on 01865 766064 or by email on firstname.lastname@example.org
Players – Code of Conduct
Quarry Rovers 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, physical, tactical and social skills. Winning isn’t everything.
We all have a responsibility to promote high standards of behaviour in the game.
Play your part and observe our Code of Conduct for spectators and parents/carers at all times.
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
The FA has also launched a free online Respect Parent Guide to highlight examples of poor behaviour and, more importantly, how it can be improved.
The aim of this policy is to ensure that everyone is treated fairly and with respect and that Quarry Rovers Football Club is equally accessible to them all.
Quarry Rovers Football Club is responsible for setting standards and values to apply throughout the club at every level. Football belongs to and should be enjoyed by, anyone who wants to participate in it.
Our commitment is to confront and eliminate discrimination whether by reason of gender, sexual orientation, marital status, race, nationality, ethnic origin, colour, religion or belief, ability or disability and to encourage equal opportunities.
This policy is fully supported by the Club Officers who are responsible for the implementation of this policy.
Quarry Rovers Football Club, in all its activities will not discriminate, or in any way treat anyone less favourably on grounds of gender, sexual orientation, marital status, race, nationality, ethnic origin, colour, religion or belief, ability or disability. It means that Quarry Rovers Football Club will ensure that it treats people fairly and with respect and that it will provide access and opportunities for all members of the community to take part in, and enjoy, its activities.
Quarry Rovers Football Club will not tolerate harassment, bullying, abuse or victimisation of an individual, which for the purposes of this policy and the actions and sanction applicable is regarded as discrimination. This includes sexual or racially based harassment or other discriminatory behaviour, whether physical or verbal.
Quarry Rovers Football Club will work to ensure that such behaviour is met with appropriate action in whatever context it occurs.
Quarry Rovers Football Club is committed to taking positive action 2 where inequalities exist and to the development of a programme of ongoing training and awareness raising events and activities in order to promote the eradication of discrimination and promote equality in football.
Quarry Rovers Football Club is committed to a policy of equal treatment of all members and requires all members to abide and adhere to these policies and the requirements of the relevant equalities legislation – Race Relations Act 1976, Sex Discrimination Act 1975 and Disability Discrimination Act 1995 as well as any amendments to these acts and any new legislation.
Quarry Rovers Football Club commits itself to the immediate investigation of any claims when brought to its attention, of discrimination on the above grounds and where such is found to be the case, a requirement that the practice stop and sanctions are imposed as appropriate.