Parents' Code of behaviour

As parents, we are justifiably proud of the place soccer has in our daily lives.

But what is equally important to us all is the way the game is played and the manner in which
our children conduct themselves.

​Unfortunately, some parents forget that children play soccer for their enjoyment, not for the enjoyment of their parents.  

This code of behaviour identifies a set of key principles on which parents should base their sporting involvment.  When adopted, the principles will assist our children in developing good sporting behaviours and have an enjoyable experience of sport and soccer ... and encourage them to participate in sport their whole lives.​

Remember that children play the sport for their enjoyment, and not yours;
Encourage children to play according to the rules and spirit of the game
Encourage all children to participate, do not force them
Focus on the child’s efforts and performance rather than the result of the activity (that is, winning or losing);
Encourage children to always participate according to the rules;
Never ridicule, yell at a child for making a mistake or losing a game;
Remember that children learn best by example, so applaud good play by both teams;
Support all efforts to remove racial and religious vilification, verbal and physical abuse from sporting activities;
Respect the match official’s decisions and teach your child to do likewise;
Show respect and appreciation to Club officials, including coaches, officials and administrators. Ensure any issues are raised through the correct channels;
Smart Supporting’ – not loud and intense but calm, relaxed and at all times positive;
Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every young person regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion;
Do not smoke or consume alcohol near the team bench (Technical Area) or sideline.
Do not drop off and drive away BEFORE checking your child is at the correct venue with the Team Manager/Coach. Be prompt when collecting your child- the club, its coaches and team managers are NOT babysitters.
It is expected that all parents/guardians will participate in club duties such as canteen duties and laundering uniforms. A roster will be issued at the start of the season. If you are unable to participate it is your responsibility to contact the team manager to swap with another parent/guardian.