PLAYING AND COACHING CODE
Football, to be universally enjoyed, has to be played to a standard code of conduct. To avoid bringing the game into disrepute players are expected to observe the following code of practice:
Decisions: Accept the decision of the match officials without question. On points of fact these are always final.
Respect: Treat opponents and officials with the respect you would wish them to accord you.
Appeals: Avoid appealing for decisions to be given in your favour e.g. Throw ins, corner kicks, apparent infringements by opponents.
Fair play: Play fairly and without danger to opponents.
Discipline: Keep your temper under all circumstances.
Disputes: Support the referee immediately should any dispute arise.
Sportsmanship: Do not indulge in practices of cheating under the guise of ‘gamesmanship.’
To win without honour, is a hollow victory
Similarly, Coaches should observe the following code:
Coaches are responsible for the conduct of all players, parents and supporters associated with the team