Code of Conduct for Spectators

  • Remember, young people are involved in sport for their enjoyment.
  • Teach children that honest endeavour is as important as winning.
  • Help young people to work towards skill improvement and good sportsmanship.
  • Set a good example by complimenting good play on both sides.
  • Never ridicule, humiliate or shout at young players for making a mistake or losing a match.
  • Do not place an emphasis on winning at all costs.
  • Support all efforts to remove verbal abuse and dangerous play.
  • Do not publicly question a referee’s judgment.
  • Recognise the value and importance of volunteer referees and coaches.
  • Lead by example.  Do not use profane language or harass referees, players or coaches.
  • Show respect for your team’s opponents.  Without them there would be no match.
  • Encourage your child and young players respect for team mates, opponents and the laws of the game.