Code of conduct






❖ Have RESPECT for each other

❖ Contribute to creating a positive and enjoyable environment for everyone

❖ Treat others as we would like to be treated ourselves

❖ Welcome diversity amongst us and value individuals and respect their differences:-language, religion, ethnicity, abilities, lifestyles, beliefs, and previous experiences

❖ Do not harass others through the use of inappropriate language or behaviour

❖ Do not smoke in the Clubhouse or changing rooms










❖ Play for fun and to the best of your ability 

❖ Play fairly – don’t cheat, complain or waste time and be a good sport 

❖ Applaud all good behaviour.

❖ Shake hands with the other team and referee at the beginning and end of the game

❖ Play by the rules, as directed by the referee

❖ Do not argue with the officials and do not display negative behaviour to anyone

❖ Respect your team-mates, the other team, the referee and yourcoach/manager

❖ Listen and respond to what your coach/team manager says

❖ Talk to someone you trust or the Club Welfare Officer if unhappy about anything at the club




❖ Applaud effort and good play as well as success and set a good example

❖ Remember that children play for the enjoyment of the game

❖ Respect the decisions made by officials and teach children to do the same

❖ Remain outside the field of play and within the Designated Spectators’ Area (where provided)

❖ Let the coaches do their job and not confuse the players by telling them what to do

❖ Never shout at a child or children who make a mistake or for losing a game – mistakes are part of learning

❖ Never engage in, or tolerate, offensive, insulting or abusive language or behaviour

❖ Encourage the players to respect the opposition, referee and match officials

❖ Show your appreciation to all officials, volunteer coaches and organisers




When working with players :

❖ Place the safety and well being and enjoyment of each player above everything, including winning

❖ Explain what is expected of players and what they can expect in return

❖ Ensure all parents/carers of all players under the age of 18 understand these expectations

❖ Never engage in or tolerate any form of bullying

❖ Develop mutual trust and respect with every player to build their esteem

❖ Encourage each player to accept responsibility for their own behaviour and performance

❖ Ensure all activities organised are appropriate for the players’ ability level, age and maturity

❖ Co-operate fully with others in football (e.g. officials, doctors, physiotherapists, welfare officers) for each players’ best interests






On and Off the Field :


❖ Show respect to others involved in the game including match officials, opposition players, coaches, managers, officials and spectators

❖ Adhere to the laws and spirit of the game and promote fair play and high standards of behaviour

❖ Always respect the match official’s decision

❖ Never enter the field of play without the referee’s permission and never engage in public criticism of the match officials

❖ Never engage in, or tolerate, offensive, insulting or abusive language or behaviour

❖ Promote the Codes of Conduct at all times and do not accept foul play or bad behaviour

❖ Be a role model for players, parents, care givers and volunteers and display a high standard of behaviour on and off the pitch

❖ Always advise players (parents, carer givers when appropriate) on ways to improve performance

❖ Encourage and guide players to accept responsibility for their behaviour and performance

❖ Strive to develop working relationships with each player based on mutual trust and respect




Arnold Eagles Football Club is fully committed to safeguarding the well being of its child members. Officials and volunteers should at all times show respect and understanding for the rights, safety and welfare of each child by adhering to the Principles set out in the Code of Conduct.


Each child in our organisation has the right ….

❖ To be safe.

❖ To protect their own body.

❖ To say NO!

❖ To be believed.

❖ To report and get help against bullies.

❖ To report any incident that frightens or confuses them



All parents/guardians/carers must give their consent to use a player’s image if it is in the public domain e.g. club website or on social media. This ensures that any child registered as a player with the club, who is under care proceedings, is protected. It is not an offence to take appropriate photographs in a public place but permission is required if the activity is on private land. Club officials will take all reasonable measures to ensure that protected children are not photographed. Club officials will ensure that all photography follows the FA guidelines.

The persons responsible for any Child Protection issue are:

STEVE WEATHERBY (07976 810212)









❖ Arnold Eagles Football Club embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity for all members

❖ No one is discriminated against because of the language they speak, their ethnic origin, race, gender, class, culture, religion, disability and /or sexual orientation

❖ Every family unit is valued and welcomed for its contribution to our society/club

❖ Our aim is to promote the self esteem of each person and encourage themto reach their full potential





Arnold Eagles FC has a behaviour policy. This makes it clear what is expected of players as team members and what they can expect of the Football Club and its officials. 


When you sign as a player you will be expected to adhere to this contract


We hope that this initiative will emphasise the need to have respect for teammates, the opposition and to make the training sessions more productive. Any player who refuses to abide by the Club’s code of conduct will be asked to sit out at training or at a match.  If necessary the parent/guardian/carer may be contacted to collect the player. Persistent breaches of the code will result in the player being suspended from the team or Club. They may be invited to attend a disciplinary hearing.


The Football Club agrees to provide:

❖ A safe environment in which the players can learn to develop their own sporting abilities

❖ Participation in matches arranged by the accredited league and authorised by Nottinghamshire FA

❖ Trained and qualified coaching staff, who have been DBS checked

❖ Notice of the times of matches and training sessions and a contact number in case a player is unavailable

❖ A code of conduct by which players, parents/carers/helpers/spectators and officials are required to abide

❖ Safeguarding and Equal Opportunities policy

❖ An undertaking that at all times the welfare of the player will be given the highest priority

❖ Playing kit (shirt, shorts and socks) 

❖ Playing kit (shirt, shorts and socks) and training kit (shirt, shorts and socks) for over 18s


The Player (Parent/Care Giver) agrees to:

• Ensure that they are punctual for all matches and training sessions

• Advise a team official when they will not be available

• Respect the Club’s property i.e. kit, training facilities, dressing rooms

• Respect the Club’s officials and fellow players

• Show respect to their opponents and their team officials

• Not use inappropriate language

• Behave in a proper manner at all times and at no time act in such a way as to bring the name of Arnold Eagles Football Club into disrepute


Arnold Eagles FC 

Rev September 2019



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