Code of Conduct

For Team Officials

The team official should:

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

2. Promote and develop their own team having regard to the interests of the players, supporters and reputation of the national game.

3. Share knowledge and experience when invited to do so, taking into account the interest of the body that has requested this rather than personal interests.

4. Avoid all forms of gamesmanship.

5. Show due respect to match officials and others involved in the game.

6. Always have regard for the best 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.

7. Not use or tolerate inappropriate language.

Obligations towards the Team

The team official should:

1. Make every effort to develop the sporting, technical and tactical levels of the club/team, and to obtain the best results for the team, using all permitted means.

2. Give priority to the interests of the team over individual interests.

3. Resist all illegal or unsporting influences, including banned substances and techniques.

4. Promote ethical principles.

5. Show due respect for the interests of players, coaches, managers and officials, their own club/team and others.

Obligations towards the Supporters

The team official should:

1. Show due respect to the interests of supporters.

Obligations towards the Match Officials

The team official should:

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

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

3. Show due respect towards the Match Officials.

This code applies to all team & club officials (although some of the items might not apply to all officials)