Parents/Guardians code of conduct

Never use foul or abusive language or behave badly or violently towards your team players, opponents, officials or anyone else.

Support, encourage and praise players regardless of their ability

Show respect towards opponents, referees, managers and match officials.

Discuss team matters in private.

No alcohol or drugs whilst in attendance of the game.

Do not put undue pressure on players and always encourage.

As parents, you must be aware that you would be expected to volunteer or have  agreed another family member or friend to volunteer for café duty once per season. Failure to do so may result in your child’s exclusion from the league season or future seasons

As parents you will instruct all and any other adult/s accompanying your child to uphold these Code of Conduct rules and understand that you are held responsible if they break them

The League Management Committee reserve the right to consider penalties up to and including permanent exclusion for failing to accept and follow the above code of conduct.

Players

Never use foul or abusive language or behave badly or aggressively towards other players, officials or anyone else.

Never argue with the referee, manager or other match officials.

Accept manager’s decisions.

Respect your opponents, acknowledging them at the end of your game, whatever the result may be.

Play for fun, respect your team mates and accept others limitations.

The League Management Committee reserve the right to consider penalties up to and including permanent exclusion for failing to accept and follow the above Code of Conduct.

Remember you must always respect

Other players

All referees

The Park (put litter in the bins provided)

Your manager

The equipment of the league

Managers Code of Conduct

Never use foul or abusive language or behave badly or aggressively towards your team players, officials or anyone else.

Never argue with the referee, other team managers or officials.

Ensure all players play within the laws and rules of the game.

Ensure all players acknowledge their opponents at the end of each game whatever the result may be.

Be impartial in decision making and support, encourage and praise players whilst taking a balanced view when making substitutions, taking into account players circumstances and abilities.  (Please remember every player in your team is entitled to half a game regardless of their ability).

Identify yourself to parents/guardians before approaching the children until such time as everyone is aware of your role whether it is manager or assistant manager.

Do not enter a changing room or confined area without another adult present.

Follow and comply with FA Rules and the Managers Guide to MLLF Rules and notify the League Committee if you feel that this is not being upheld by other managers and officials.

Accept that football is fun and do not attempt to win at all costs.

Always set a good example.

The Management Committee reserve the right to consider penalties up to and including permanent exclusion for failing to accept and follow the above Code of Conduct.

Emergency Committee

In addition to the League Management Committee, we also have our emergency committee that acts on urgent matters such as any of those above. All meetings should consist of a quorum of at least 4 people from the emergency committee. All issues will be looked at in a fair and measured way. The sanctions imposed will be considered on each individual breach of the Code of Conduct.  The recipient of the sanctions will have the opportunity to make an appeal against the emergency committee’s decision to the executive team (League Secretary, Player Administrator / Co-ordinator and Treasurer).  If the executive team consider that the appeal is justified they will meet with the person and review the decision. The decision of the executive team is final in all cases.