Code Of Conduct for Players, Managers, Parents/Spectators

Players Obligations

When playing football, I will:

  1. Abide by the laws, rules and spirit of the game.
  2. Always play to the best of my ability.
  3. Promote a good team spirit at all times.
  4. Play by the rules, as directed by the referee and accept their decisions.
  5. Respect my team mates, the other team, the referee and my coach/manager.
  6. Shake hands with the other team and referee at the end of the game.
  7. Abide by the instructions of my manager, coach or club official, provided they do not contradict the spirit of this code.
  8. Talk to someone I trust or the Club Welfare Officer if I’m unhappy about anything at my club.

Managers Obligations

Managers/Coaches will:

  1. Show Respect to others involved in the game including match officials, opposition players, coaches, managers, officials and spectators.
  2. Promote and develop his/her own team having regard to the interests of the players, supporters and reputation of the national game.
  3. Always have regard to the interests of the game, including when publicly expressing an opinion of the game and any particular aspect of it, including others involved in the game.
  4. Always promote fair play and high standards of behaviour.
  5. Give priority to the interests of the team as a whole over any individual interests.
  6. Never engage in, or tolerate, offensive, insulting or abusive language or behaviour.
  7. Place the well-being, safety and enjoyment of each player above everything, including winning.
  8. Explain exactly what I expect of players and what they can expect from me.

Parents/Carers and Spectator Obligations

Parents have a great influence on children’s enjoyment and success in football. All children play football because they first and foremost love the game – it’s fun. Parents should remember that however good a child becomes it is important to reinforce the message that positive encouragement will contribute to the child enjoying football, a sense of personal achievement, self-esteem and improvement in the child’s skills and techniques.

Bedworth United encourage all Parents to:-

  • Applaud effort and good play, as well as success, for both teams.
  • Always respect the match officials decisions.
  • Remain outside the field of play and behind the Respect line.
  • 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, tolerate, offensive, insulting, or abusive language or behaviour.


  1. Any player, official or parent of the Club who brings the Club or League into disrepute, will be dealt with by the committee of the Club.
  2. Any player, official or parent sent off for serious misconduct, which includes an assault on, or threats to a referee or an assistant referee or any player or official of an opposing club shall be suspended immediately until a disciplinary meeting is held by the Club.
  3. The Club will not be responsible for any fines incurred by any player, parent or official of the Club.
  4. Bullying will not be tolerated. Any reports of bullying will be taken seriously and dealt with accordingly.
  5. The Bedworth United logo and name etc cannot be used anywhere without the prior written approval of the committee.
  6. You should be aware that any comments made on any social media sites may be considered public comment, and that further to FA Rule, any comments which are deemed improper, and bring the game into disrepute, or are threatening, abusive, indecent or insulting will lead to disciplinary action.
  7. Comments made on social media that are threatening abusive or racist may lead to legal action being taken against those responsible for posting them. Comments made may attract libel claims and legal action through the civil courts if they are untrue or defamatory.
  8. This Code Of Conduct has been ratified by the Club members at its Annual General Meeting, with a copy duly signed by the Club’s Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer and Child Welfare Officer