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CHEADLE AND GATLEY JFC – TERMS & CONDITIONS

Content:

  1. Young Players – Code of Conduct
  2. Spectators – Code of Conduct
  3. Coaches, Team Managers And Club Officials – Code of Conduct
  4. Adult Players – Code of Conduct
  5. Seashell Trust Site Rules
  6. General Club Rules

Cheadle and Gatley JFC align themselves with the FA Respect Codes of Conduct.

These codes promote the creation of the right environments for our players, both on and off the pitch. We all have a role to play within the grassroots community and each could be slightly different from someone else within our club, it’s important that we all play our part in creating a fun, safe and inclusive environment for all our members and those we meet at our events.

The Respect codes of conduct are in place to ensure that everyone involved within our FA Charter Standard club or any league we take part in plays their part to give the players a positive experience.

There are individual Respect codes of conduct for:

  • Young Players
  • Spectators – Parents/Carers/Grandparents/Siblings
  • Coaches, Team Managers and Club Officials
  • Adult Players

FA Codes of Respect (https://www.cheshirefa.com/leagues-and-clubs/respect)

  1. YOUNG PLAYERS – CODE OF CONDUCT

WHEN PLAYING FOOTBALL I WILL:

  • Always play my best for the benefit of the team.
  • Play fairly and be friendly.
  • Play by the rules and respect the Referee.
  • Shake hands with the other team – win or lose.
  • Listen carefully to what my coach tells me.
  • Understand that a coach has to do what’s best for the team.
  • Talk to someone I trust or the club welfare officer if I’m unhappy about anything at my club.
  • Encourage my team mates.
  • Respect the facilities home & away.

I understand that if I do not follow the code, any/all of the following actions may be taken by my club, county FA or The FA:

I MAY:

  • Be required to apologise to my team-mates, the other team, referee or team manager.
  • Receive a formal warning from the coach or the club committee.
  • Be dropped or substituted.
  • Be suspended from training.
  • Be required to leave the club.

IN ADDITION:

  • My club, County FA or The FA may make my parent or carer aware of any infringements of the Code of Conduct.
  • The FA/County FA could impose a fine and suspension against my club.
  1. SPECTATORS – CODE OF CONDUCT

Parents / Carers / Grandparents / Siblings

We all bear a collective responsibility to set a good example and help provide a positive environment in which children can learn and enjoy the game. Play your part and observe The FA’s Respect Code of Conduct for spectators at all times.

I WILL:

  • Remember that children play for FUN.
  • Applaud effort and good play as well as success.
  • Respect the Referee’s decisions even when you don’t agree with them.
  • Appreciate good play from whatever team it comes from.
  • Remain behind the touchline and within the Designated Spectators’ Area.
  • 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.
  • Support positively and offer players encouragement not criticism.
  • Never engage in, or tolerate offensive, insulting or abusive language or behaviour.

I understand that if I do not follow the Code, any/all of the following actions may be taken:

I MAY BE:

  • Issued with a verbal warning from a club or league official.
  • Required to meet with the club, league or CFA Welfare Officer.
  • Required to meet with the club committee.
  • Obliged to undertake an FA education course.
  • Obliged to leave the match venue by the club.
  • Requested by the club not to attend future games.
  • Suspended or have my club membership removed.
  • Required to leave the club along with any dependents.

IN ADDITION:

  • The FA/County FA could impose a fine and/or suspension on the club.
  1. COACHES, TEAM MANAGERS AND CLUB OFFICIALS – CODE OF CONDUCT

We all bear a collective responsibility to set a good example and help provide a positive environment in which children can learn and enjoy the game. Play your part and observe The FA’s Respect Code of Conduct at all times.

The club has a Managers Handbook that should be reviewed every season.

ON AND OFF THE FIELD, I WILL:

  • Use my position to set a positive example for the young people I am responsible for.
  • 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.
  • Respect the match official’s decision.
  • Never enter the field of play without the referee’s permission.
  • Never engage in, or tolerate, offensive, insulting or abusive language or behaviour.
  • Be gracious in victory and defeat.

WHEN WORKING WITH PLAYERS, I WILL:

  • Place the well-being, safety and enjoyment of each player above everything, including winning.
  • Never engage in or tolerate any form of bullying.
  • Encourage each player to accept responsibility for their own behaviour and performance.
  • Ensure all activities I organise are appropriate for the players’ ability level, age and maturity.
  • Cooperate fully with others in football (e.g. officials, doctors, physiotherapists, welfare officers) for each player’s best interests.

I understand that if I do not follow the Code, any/all of the following actions may be taken by my club, County FA or The FA:

I MAY BE:

  • Required to meet with the club, league or County Welfare Officer.
  • Suspended by the club from attending matches.
  • Suspended or fined by the County FA.
  • Required to leave or be sacked by the club.

IN ADDITION:

  • My FA Coaching Licence may be withdrawn.
  1. ADULT PLAYERS – CODE OF CONDUCT

We all have a responsibility to promote high standards of behaviour in the game. Play your part and observe The FA’s Respect Code of Conduct for players at all times.

ON AND OFF THE FIELD, I WILL:

  • Adhere to the Laws of The Game.
  • Display and promote high standards of behaviour.
  • Promote Fair Play.
  • Always respect the match official decisions.
  • Never engage in public criticism of the match officials.
  • Never engage in offensive, insulting or abusive language or behaviour.
  • Never engage in bullying, intimidation or harassment.
  • Speak to my team-mates, the opposition and my coach/manager with respect.
  • Remember we all make mistakes.
  • Win or lose with dignity. Shake hands with the opposing team and the referee at the end of every game.

I understand that if I do not follow the Code, any/all of the following actions may be taken:

I MAY:

  • Be required to apologise to team-mates, the other team, referee or team manager.
  • Receive a warning from the coach.
  • Receive a written warning from the club committee.
  • Be required to attend an FA education course.
  • Be dropped or substituted.
  • Be suspended from training.
  • Not be selected for the team.
  • Be required to serve a suspension.
  • Be fined.
  • Be required to leave the club.

IN ADDITION:

  • The FA/County FA could impose a fine and/or suspension on the club.
  1. SEASHELL TRUST SITE RULES

I agree to conform to the rules of Seashell Trust when on site, including:

  • Observe speed limits of site.
  • Not bringing dogs to the site.
  • No smoking unless in designated smoking shelters.
  • No mobile use on walk to and from pitch or at pitch side.

I understand that I and Cheadle & Gatley JFC are guests of Seashell Trust and non-observation of the above, can lead to exclusion and/or removal from club membership.

  1. GENERAL CLUB RULES

I am aware that training and games will take place at various venues, and on different surfaces, including: indoor, all weather, astro turf, and grass pitches, and it is the guardian’s responsibility to ensure players have the appropriate footwear, clothing, and shin pads at all times.

I am aware that the club has taken out limited insurance against accident or injury, but no liability can be accepted by the club or any of its officials in any such happenings.

I am aware that as the guardian of a club player I am still responsible for my child at all times, at venues and travelling to and from venues.

I agree to provide regular assistance at events and provide support to my child as is necessary for young players.

I agree that occasionally team photographs may be taken.