Players' Code of behaviour

Australian's are sports mad - we love our sport, however at times this can create unpleasant situations.

Opinionated or frustrated players at times need to be reminded of appropriate behaviour on the soccer pitch.

This code of behaviour identifies a set of key principles on which players should base their sporting involvment.  When adopted, the principles will assist our children in developing a sense of fair play for all players and encourage fun, friends and a dafe environment.


Play by the Rules and within the spirit of the game;
Do not argue with the match official. If you disagree, have your captain or coach approach the match official during a break in play or after the match is concluded;
Control your temper. Verbal abuse of officials or other players, deliberately distracting or provoking another person is not acceptable or permitted in any sport;
Maintain your focus and work hard for yourself and your team;
Be a good sport and be prepared to acknowledge good play whether it is from your team or the opposition;
Treat all players as you would like to be treated. Do not interfere with, bully or take unfair advantage of another player;
Cooperate with your coach, team mates and opponents. Without them, there would be no competition;
Play for your own enjoyment, and not just to please parents and coaches
Remove all jewellery prior to training and match play, as it is a hazard to you and those around you;
Do not accept or use any banned or unauthorised drug(s), including the consumption of alcohol at any time.