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Code of Conduct for Players

  • Make every effort to develop sporting abilities, in terms of skill, technique, tactics and stamina
  • Give maximum effort and strive for the best possible performance during a game, even if the team is in a position where the desired result has already been achieved
  • Set a positive example for others, particularly young players and supporters
  • Avoid all forms of gamesmanship and time-wasting
  • Always have regard to the best interests of the game, including where publicly expressing an opinion on the game and any particular aspect of it, including others involved in the game
  • Not use inappropriate language
  • Make every effort consistent with Fair Play and the Laws of the Game to help the team win
  • Resist any influence which might, or might be seen to, bring into question his/her commitment to the team winning
  • Know and abide by the Laws, rules and spirit of the game, and the competition rules
  • Resist any temptation to take banned substances or use banned techniques
  • Treat opponents with due respect at all times, irrespective of the result of the game
  • Safeguard the physical fitness of opponents, avoid violence and rough play, and help injured opponents
  • Accept the decision of the Match Official without protest
  • Avoid words or actions which may mislead a Match Official
  • Show due respect towards Match Officials
  • Abide by the instructions of their Coach and Team Officials, provided they do not contradict the spirit of this Code
  • Show due respect towards the Team Officials of the opposition
  • Show due respect to the interests of supporters