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CLUB CODES OF CONDUCT



The management committee of Hethersett Athletic has adopted the following codes of conduct:

Players

Spectators and Supporters

Managers, Coaches and Officials 

Copies of all codes of conduct will be given to new committee members, new coaches and managers following their vetting by club officials.

Any players of club officials who are in contravention of the club's codes of conduct may be asked to appear before the club's discipline committee where fines and/or suspension can be recommended to the club's management committee.

Code of Conduct for Players

The following are the club's adopted codes of conduct for players: It is designed to ensure that the club's reputation is enhanced and that players enjoy their football.

Code 1:

All players will at all times conduct themselves in a sportsmanlike and reasonable manner. Whilst playing football they will be aware of the fact that they are representatives of the whole Hethersett Athletic Club and the club expects high standards of behaviour.

Code 2:

Bad behaviour from players will not be tolerated. This includes cheating, time wasting, verbal abuse, racial abuse, abuse of officials, feigning injury, kicking the ball away, insulting other players or teammates and insulting or abusing the referee. Fighting, spitting, foul language, discouraging fellow players and threatening behaviour will not be accepted at any time. Any players guilty of serious breaches of the above will have their club registration cancelled. This action will be at the discretion of the team manager/coach and/or club committee.

Code 3:

Players are encouraged by the club to always abide by the rules of football, to accept all decisions however much they may disagree with them, to be honest, to show consideration for both their own teammates and the opposition, to show concern and help injured players and to always be sporting.

Code 4:

Players will be expected to look after club equipment at all times. They will also be expected to help out by putting up nets, corner flags and undertaking other duties required of them by the manager/coach.

Code 5:

Players will be expected to turn up to matches with clean kit and clean football boots. Failure to do so reflects badly on the individual, the team and the club as a whole. The managers/coaches will retain the right to drop players who transgress this code. Remember TAKE A PRIDE IN YOUR APPEARANCE.

Code 6

It is the players' responsibility to turn up for matches on time, to turn up at meeting points for away games on time and to turn up with the necessary equipment for the game. Players turning up for matches after the designated time can be either named as substitute or dropped from the team at the discretion of the manager/coach.

Code 7

It is the player's responsibility to pay any signing-on fees/match fees as levied by their individual teams. For Under-16s and younger, this can be through parents. Failure to do so on time could result in the player being dropped or excluded from subsequent fixtures until payment has been made in full. Any players who have difficulty in meeting fees should speak in confidence to either their team manager/coach or the club treasurer or secretary.

Code 8

Players should accept that the team manager/coach is responsible for selecting the team and he/she will not enter into any discussion with players regarding this selection unless he/she chooses to do so.

Code 9

Any player failing to turn up for a match, having been selected and informed of his/her selection, who does not have an acceptable reason and who has not contacted the manager/coach before the game will risk not being considered for the following week's game. Acceptable reasons include injury and illness. Leaving such a player out will be at the discretion of the manager/coach.

Code 10

Players, whenever possible, are expected to attend training sessions organised by their team. If unable to do so they should inform their manager/coach as soon as possible.

Code 11

Players unavailable for selection should inform their team manager/coach as soon as possible. It is not acceptable to pull out on the day of a game unless this is through a new injury or illness. Early notice helps managers/coaches with their arrangements.

This code of conduct was formally adopted by the club committee and ratified by the club annual meeting on July 19th, 2001.

Code of Conduct for Managers/Coaches and Club Officials

The following is the club's adopted codes of conduct for managers/coaches and club officials: It is designed to ensure that the club's reputation is enhanced and that everyone enjoys their football.

Code 1:

Managers, coaches and club officials will at all times conduct themselves in a sportsmanlike and reasonable manner. Whilst taking part in matches, they will be aware of the fact that they are representatives of the whole Hethersett Athletic Club and the club expects high standards of behaviour.

Code 2:

Bad behaviour from coaches/managers and club officials will not be tolerated. This includes verbal abuse, racial abuse, abuse of match officials or any member of the opposition. Any manager/coach or club official guilty of serious breaches of the above will be asked to appear before the club committee and can be relieved of his/her duties at the discretion of the committee.

Code 3:

Managers, coaches and club officials must accept all refereeing decisions. They will be expected to act in a professional manner and show consideration for both their own team and the opposition and always to be sporting.

Code 4:

Managers, coaches and club officials will be expected to look after club equipment at all times.

The code of conduct was formally adopted by the annual meeting on July 19th, 2001 

 

Code of Conduct for Spectators and Supporters





The following is the club's adopted codes of conduct for spectators and supporters: It is designed to ensure that the club's reputation is enhanced and that everyone enjoys their football.

Code 1:

Whilst attending matches, spectators and supporters are representatives of Hethersett Athletic Football Club and will be expected at all times to conduct themselves in a sportsmanlike and reasonable manner. The club expects high standards of behaviour from all its players, staff, officers and supporters

Code 2:

Bad behaviour from spectators representing Hethersett Athletic Football Club will not be tolerated. This includes verbal and racial abuse, abuse of match officials and insulting players or officials of either team. Threatening behaviour will not be tolerated at any time and can result in the offender being asked to leave the game.

Code 3:

Spectators are in particular asked not to abuse match officials or members of the opposing team.

Code 4:

Spectators and Supporters are expected to keep off the field of play during the match unless they are representing the club in an official capacity such as linesman or first aid trainer.

The code of conduct was formally adopted by the annual meeting on July 19th, 2001

Please Note: When Issued separately, the codes of conduct are preceded by the club's Mission Statement and also the following words:

Hethersett Athletic prides itself on the behaviour of its players, coaches, managers and supporters. The following codes of conduct are designed to ensure that we continue to be held in high regard in local football circles and conform to the club's aims of providing football for all ages in a friendly and supportive environment with the emphasis on teamwork.