Spectators' Code of Behaviour

Young children involved in sport have the right to participate in a safe and encouraging environment.


But we are all a bit sports mad and this can often lead to unpleasant situations.


This code of behaviour identifies a set of key principles on which spectators should base their sporting involvment.  When adopted, the principles will assist spectators to provide a safe and encouraging environment in wich the children can learn and develop - and have some fun.  


Remember - this is not the World Cup - let's give the kids a fair go ...


Applaud good play and performances from both teams, and be forward in congratulating all participants on their performance regardless of the final outcome;
Respect the match official’s decisions on the day;
Condemn the use of violence in any form, be it by spectators, coaches, officials or players;
Show respect to for both teams when watching matches, because without them there would be no game;
Encourage players to follow rules and accept the decision of the match official;
Do not intimidate, harass or use foul language towards, players, match