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The Sale Communities JFC ("SCJFC") Code of Conduct applies to all SCJFC training, games, community events and group meetings. The Code applies to all players, parents, carers, participants, workers, and volunteers. Full details & rules can be found on our website.

The aim of the Code of Conduct is to provide a safe and friendly environment for young people and workers at SCJFC training, games, events, and group meetings. Please remember that you are representing your community and family at SCJFC events. Failure to follow the Code of Conduct could damage reputations and affect the safety and enjoyment of others at SCJFC.

1. Code of Conduct

Players – "When representing Sale Communities I will..."

  • Play fairly and will not cheat, complain, or waste time
  • Not verbally abuse anyone or use bad language or foul play
  • Never be rude to teammates, opposing teams, the referee, spectators, or my team manager/coach
  • Not expect to play in all matches and will support my team fully when substituted
  • Arrive punctually for matches, training and club events in the appropriate kit ensuring I have shin pads and suitable clothing for the weather on the day
  • Notify my coach or manager if I have a problem attending training or matches
  • Always accept responsibility for my own behaviour when representing SCJFC
  • Shake hands with opposing players and match referee at the end of each game
  • Listen to my coach/manager and respect what he or she says
  • Abide by the SCJFC Social Media Policy (copy available upon request)
  • Talk to someone I trust if I have any issues or am unhappy about anything at my club

Parents/Carers - "When representing Sale Communities I will..."

  • Never engage in, or tolerate any offensive, insulting, or abusive language or behaviour
  • Remain outside the field of play and stand behind the respect barriers
  • Always respect the match officials’ decisions
  • Always respect the managers decisions
  • Let the coaches/managers do their job and do not confuse players by instructing them from the side-lines
  • Applaud good effort and good play as well as success
  • Remember that children play for FUN
  • Encourage the players to respect the opposition and match officials
  • Never criticise a player or manager for making a mistake – people learn from mistakes
  • Adhere to all guidelines laid down within our club constitution and rules of the FA and League
  • Praise effort and the emphasis the importance of striving to win, not winning itself
  • Abide by the SCJFC Social Media Policy (copy available upon request)

2. Consequences of not following the code of conduct

All participants will be expected to have read and understood this Code of Conduct and signed to say they will follow it and accept the consequencesif they break it. If this Code of Conduct is broken the consequences will depend on the seriousness of the individual’s actions. This could result in missing out on programmed and social activities and in serious cases could result in an individual being asked to leave the event and not being allocated a place in future.

The SCJFC members may be involved in this decision where appropriate, depending on confidentiality and any personal issues involving young people. SCJFC operates a complaints procedure (copy available upon request) if you feel you have been unfairly treated.

3. I have read, understood, and agree to follow the SCJFC Code of Conduct and understand that if I do not follow this, I may be asked to leave.

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