Ethos

We acknowledge that public confidence demands the highest standards of financial and administrative behaviour within the game, and will not tolerate corruption or improper practices.

We will uphold a relationship of trust and respect between all involved in the game, whether they are individuals, clubs or other organisations.

We reject the use of violence of any nature by anyone involved in the game.

We are committed to fairness in its dealings with all involved in the game.

We are committed to the principle of playing to win consistent with Fair Play.

We have outlined specific codes of conduct and other policies which clearly outlines our commitment to a positive approach from all involved including our expectations of parents.

Our cores objectives are

• To encourage individual development in the skills, tactics, attitudes and awareness to excel, provide all age groups with the opportunity to play competitive football
through school teams and with Monmouth Town FC Youth and Junior teams.

• To actively promote the football opportunities available.

The Club has adopted codes of conduct which shall apply in training and coaching sessions and also in competitive fixtures and games.

The codes apply to all players, coaches, managers and importantly to parents and guardians. We expect everyone involved with the club to adhere to and postitively embrae these codes to ensure we meet our aims and objectives and also that we ensure the correct enironment for learning and development of the club members.

Code of Conduct for Players

A player should:

• Make every effort to develop their own sporting abilities, in terms of skill, technique, tactics and stamina.

• Give maximum effort and strive for the best possible performance during a game, even if his/her team is in a position where the desired result has already been achieved.

• Set a positive example for others

• Avoid all forms of gamesmanship and time-wasting

• Not use inappropriate language or behaviour.

Code of Conduct for Coaches

A Coach must:

• Respect the rights, dignity and worth of each and every person and treat each equally within the context of the sport.

• Place the well-being and safety of each player above all other considerations, including the development of performance.

• Adhere to all guidelines laid down by governing bodies.

• Develop an appropriate working relationship with each player based on mutal trust and respect.

• Not exert undue influence to obtain personal benefit or reward.

• Encourage and guide players to accept responsibility for their own behaviour and performance.

• Ensure that the activities they direct or advoate are appropriate for the age, maturity, experience and ability of the players.

• Clarify with the players (and where appropriate, parents) exactly what is expected from them and also what they, as players are entitled to expect from their coach.

• Co-operate fully with the other specialists (eg. Other coaches, officials, sports scientists, doctors, physio-therapists) in the best interest of the player.

• Always promote the positive aspects of the sport (e.g. fair play) and never condone violations of the Laws of the Game, behaviour contrary to the spirit of the Laws of the Game or relevant rules and regulations or the use of prohibited substances or techniques.

• Consistently display high standards of behaviour and appearance and not use or tolerate inappropriate language.

Code of Conduct for team officials:

Team Officials should (Obligations towards the Game)

• Set a positive example for others, particularly young players and supporters.

• Promote and develop his own team having regard to the interest of the Players, Supporters and reputation of the national game.

• Share knowledge and experience when invited to do so.

• Avoid all forms of gamesmanship.

• Show due respect to Match Officials and others involved in the game.

• Always have regard to the best interests of the game, including where publicly expressing an opinion of the game and any particular aspect of it, including others involved in the game.

• Not use or tolerate inappropriate language.

Team Officials should (Obligations towards the Team)

• Make every effort to develop the sporting, technical and tactical levels of the club/team, and to obtain the best results by the team, using all permitted means.

• Give priority to the interests of the team over individual interests.

• Resist all illegal or unsporting influences, including banned substances and techniques.

• Promote ethical principles.

• Show due respect to the interests of players, coaches and other officials, at their own club/team and others.

Team Officials should (Obligations towards the Supporters)

• Show due respect to the interests of supporters.

Team Officials should (Obligations towards the Match Officials)

• Accept the decisions of the Match Official without protest.

• Avoid words or actions which may mislead a Match Official.

• Show due respect towards Match Officials.

Code of Conduct for Parents / Carers / Spectators.

A parent’s/carer’s/spectator’s expectations and attitudes have a significant bearing on a child’s attitude towards other players, Officials, and other Spectators.

The Club will strive to ensure that parents/carers/spectators are always positive and encouraging towards all of the children - not just their own - and will encourage parents/carers/ spectators to:

• Applaud the opposition as well as their own team.

• Avoid coaching the child during the game.

• Not to shout and scream.

• Respect the referee’s decision.

• Give attention to each of the children involved in football not just the most talented.

• Give encouragement to everyone to participate in football.